Lindsay Dentlinger is a South African political journalist who works for eNCA. She recently faced the wrath of South Africans after interviewing maskless white politicians and then refusing to interview Hon Nqabayomzi Kwankwa. Her conduct was seen to promote white supremacy and portray blacks as being Covid-19 spreaders.
Lindsay has extensive experience in journalism after working in the industry for over two decades. Who is Lindsay Dentlinger eNCA? Here is her biography.
Lindsay Dentlinger profiles
- Full name: Lindsay Dentlinger
- Marital status: Not known
- Lindsay Dentlinger husband: Not known
- Occupation: Political journalist
- Lindsay Dentlinger Twitter: @metrobabe
Dentlinger is a resident of Cape Town in Western Cape, South Africa. She can speak Afrikaans, English, and German. There is no information regarding Lindsay Dentlinger family.
Is Lindsay Dentlinger white? It is not clear if the journalist belongs to white ethnicity.
Lindsay Dentlinger education
The veteran journalist studied BJourn in Journalism, Linguistics, and Industrial Psychology at Rhodes University from 1994 to 1997. She later returned to the same university in 1998 to pursue a Master of Arts, Journalism and Media Studies.
Lindsay is a professional journalist with more than 20 years of experience in radio, television, and newspaper. She currently works for eNCA as a parliamentary journalist since March 2019. Before joining eNCA, she worked for a number of top media organizations, including the following.
- Eyewitness News (2016 to 2019) as a parliamentary journalist
- Global Times (2015) as a copy editor
- eNCA (2009 to 2015) as an Output Editor for Prime Time
- Cape Argus (2006 to 2009) as a Metro writer
- The Namibian (2003 to 2006) as a journalist
- Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (2000 t0 2003) as a producer
- Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (1999 to 2000) as a Programme Officer for communications
Lindsay Dentlinger controversy
On 25th February 2021, the eNCA political journalist came under harsh criticism after asking UDM Deputy President Hon Nqabayomzi Kwankwa to put on his mask during an interview in parliament. The incident occurred at the 2021 Budget Speech coverage.
She was branded racist because she had interviewed Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald and DA’s John Steenhuisen without masks on before the UDM deputy president came forward. Twitter users criticized her open bias and the portrayal of black people as being spreaders of Covid-19.
eNCA later released a statement defending the political reporter. The broadcasting company said that Dentlinger had no malicious intentions when she asked Hon Nqabayomzi to put on his mask.
South Africans do not seem to accept eNCA’s apology regarding Lindsay Dentlinger’s conduct at the February 2021 Budget Speech. It is understandable that her career is sometimes demanding. Hopefully, the mistake will not happen again in the future.
The journalist has found himself in hot water several times and sometimes on the wrong side of the law because of the nature of his work. Read the article to discover more about the fearless media personality.