The authenticity of the newly-released hit reality TV show, Uyajola 9/9, has been called into question.
As reported by Radio 702, this came after a report was published by the Daily Sun alleging that a couple that recently participated in the show was paid handsomely to act as if one of them was unfaithful.
What is Uyajola 9/9 about?
Jub-Jub, the show’s host, allows frustrated partners the opportunity to find out if his or her other half is a cheater or not. The show follows an intensive investigation into the shady movements of the suspected partner.
Once all the evidence has been collected, it is the host’s responsibility to break the bad news to the concerned partner. In the last two episodes, we saw a man whose wife of many years has been cheating on him make threats to the lover.
Reports blast Moja Love TV show as fake
The episode in question is the pilot feature that made the popular achar sauce trend on Twitter.
The husband, Tebogo Zwane approached Jub Jub to ascertain whether his wife, Titi Motie, was really out selling achar sauce at the market, on the days she said she was.
After an intensive investigation, Zwane was showed evidence that, in fact, on the said days, Motie would frequent the residence of her lover, Bra Voice.
During the fiery confrontation, Motie dropped a bigger bombshell when she admitted that her firstborn child, Themba Zwane, presumably Tebogo and Titi’s son, was actually the lover’s bastard.
The quarrel was intervened before any of the participants could trade blows.
However, a few days after the hype, the tabloid newspaper published an article claiming it has proof that the show is scripted.
Show’s producers address ‘fake’ claims
According to a woman identified as Tebogo’s parent, Sarah Motsie, alleged that Themba’s biological mom passed away in 2006. She stated that Titi was, in fact, the son’s aunt but allegedly played along for the money.
Incredibly, when the participants were approached by journalists, they corroborated these claims.
Allegedly, Jub Jub met Tebogo in prison and the two hatched the plan to create this facade.
Titi further alleged that for their participation, they were promised R20 000, as the idea was allegedly sold as a movie.
Moja Love TV responded to the claims with a lengthy statement, basically refuting all claims. In it, they accused the Daily Sun of harassing their participants and sketching lies about the validity of the show.
“We would like to bring to your attention that in addition to the family’s retraction of the information alleged to have been given to the reporter, the two participants, the mother and the father, are married and have been married for years.
“As a result, we believe that renders any insinuations that they are not partners to be ill-informed as suggested by the information in your possession. We bring to your attention that the mother has unequivocally indicated that she only confirmed that they were paid to the reporter merely to dismiss her neighbour whom she said was nosy and would not have stopped harassing her family for information. Bear in mind that the mother was suffering significant public scrutiny and felt humiliated,” the channel noted.
The local channel also stated that they have physical evidence that proves that the show is, indeed, authentic.
“Before flighting the episode, as part of its due diligence interviewed the complainant who confirmed that the information contained in the episode was authentic. The complainant also said he was happy with the episode and gave consent for broadcast so that we do not infringe on their privacy.
“We are happy to share the video with your publication, as we believe it will help in giving the reporter a proper context. While watching the video you should notice the date it was taken to prove that the interview happened before the episode was flighted on TV,” they added.
Uyajola 9/9 airs every Sunday from 21:00 on DStv, channel 157.