SABC news anchor Eben Jansen seemed to have lost the plot on live TV on Thursday night when instead of interviewing an EFF leader, he began a five-minute lecture on the history of colonialism.
Twitter was abuzz with users condemning Jansen for his handling of the interview about the removal of colonial statues.
Jansen was interviewing the EFF’s spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi during his prime-time slot Newsroom, which airs on SABC’s channel 404.
In fact, he became so emotional about the statue-defacing debate that he wouldn’t allow Ndlozi to speak, eventually shutting him out of the show.
In an ambiguously framed question that seemed to have irritated the interviewee, Jansen asked if EFF’s protest was an attempt to diminish the history of other groups of people.