- Radio presenter Phemelo Motene is being investigated by the SABC after some of her listeners accused her of letting her emotions get the best of her
- She received a backlash from SAfm listeners after saying that illegal immigrants residing in Mzansi should get food parcels
- Phemelo took to social media to let her listeners know that she is not going to apologise for being emotional
Radio presenter Phemelo Motene has received a backlash from SAfm listeners after she asked whether illegal immigrants residing in Mzansi should be given food parcels amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Phemelo relayed her thoughts and opinions on whether children should be fed irregardless of their nationality and whether they are in the country illegally, according to ZAlebs.
She said each and every child should be given food, but that did not sit well with her listeners and social media followers.
Some of her listeners accused her of letting her emotions get the best of her.
"Guys I am not going to apologize for being emotional, please. Everyone had a chance... we didn't agree but he had a change. What do you want for me, not to have an opinion? Am really confused by your judgement."
One social media user told Phemelo to feed the children with her own money.
"I pay tax... Where do you think government money comes from...from all of us...I have a right to have a voice in how it's spent. It's called democracy."
SABC spokesperson, Mmoni Seapolelo, told Isolezwe that they will be formally investigating the matter to see whether Phemelo broke any broadcasting rules.
"Even though presenters have the right to opinions, all employees are governed by rules set by the SABC. Which is why the SABC will investigate this matter, and will take the necessary precautions."