Shortly before Mzansi Magic’s 'Date My Family' (DMF) aired on Sunday, DSTV announced on their official Twitter page that Mzansi’s favourite dating show is taking a break, making way for the annual talent search show 'Idols SA' and the news was received with mixed emotions.
The season finale brought with it lots of tears, shock and even started a conversation about Albinism. On Sunday night's episode, we met Boitumelo Mainganya — aka Gaddafi — who's a poet, motivational speaker and dancer from Limpopo. Gaddafi said he was looking for someone to settle down and build an empire with.
— Sean Lewis (@EpiC_Konker) July 1, 2018
Boitumelo is quite a likeable guy.easy to friend zone. #DateMyFamily— Thembi (@Themb1) July 1, 2018
The CHAUFFEUR 👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/RNKkmD90jj— meddling jack (@_minijack) July 1, 2018
Driver bae😘— Winnie-Tsh (@TshWinnie) July 1, 2018
I just wish the #DateMyFamily producers/writers could have corrected this lady when they shot this or before it went to edit.she kept referring to "albino people" its not that please.... "it's people with albinism" it's a condition. "Albino" tends to have a stigma. 😕— Refilwe Modiselle (@vanillablaq) July 1, 2018
Deep sigh ... I'm forever on a mission to educate people about this ...— VanillaBae💓💓💓 (@MatshebeleShaz) July 1, 2018
It's not a race. It's a condition. I hope they heard sis. 😘— Ⓜeta 👑 (@metam88) July 1, 2018
After watching #DateMyFamily i just realized that i knew nothing about Albinos and myths about them .our communities really treat people differently watseba— VaalRise (016)🇿🇦 (@MacDinobravo) July 2, 2018
Viewers also shared their thoughts on 'Idols SA' replacing DMF, and many were unimpressed with the show's hiatus.
We want Date My Family next week! Just move Idols to Mzansi Wethu ayy pic.twitter.com/jdaxCojaDa— Spura Maluda 👑 (@BorkaM_) July 1, 2018
Move Idols to 17:00, cant imagine life without date my family pic.twitter.com/YTKMdQXLlw— AnnaBest (@AnnabestMoeti) July 1, 2018