- The eNCA journalist accused of racism, Lindsay Dentlinger, has apologised in a recent interview
- Lindsey stated in an interview that she acknowledges how the incident had been portrayed through the videos
- Dentlinger also added that she felt awful about how she is being perceived by people across the country
eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger, who was accused of racism after a video went viral, has released an apology. Dentlinger has stated that she acknowledges the outrage and apologised for the disrespect it caused.
She added that she felt awful about how she was being perceived across the country and how people in Mzansi believed that the incident was a true reflection of who she is as a journalist.
Dentlinger further claimed that the incident was not an isolated one, as many believed it occurred at the 2021 budget speech. The incidents reportedly happened between October 2020 and last week.
The South African reported that Dentlinger was speaking in an interview with eNCA where she said she acknowledged how the situation was portrayed. She admitted that she made a mistake by not asking FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald to wear a mask.
Dentlinger said she would give her employer time and space to conduct investigations into the incident, according to a report by News24.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Dentlinger after eNCA slammed the claims of racism made against her. This is a result of a video showing an eNCA reporter asking black politicians to keep their masks on while interviewing others without their masks.
The 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.
Now, eNCA management has concluded that her conduct was 'not racially motivated or with malicious intent'. The management reportedly met with Dentlinger about the videos. eNCA noted that the reporter has been with them for nine years and referred to Dentlinger as a 'seasoned journalist with over 21 years of experience'.
The video of Dentlinger received an array of frustrated responses from South Africans. Read some of them below:
"So eNCA is showing its racial bias face against black leaders, but white people talk without masks and they don't say anything."
"I'm shocked to see the majority of us blacks shocked seeing this because this thing has been happening since eNCA has been established. Today we act like we don't know eNCA is a racist channel, what happened to Clicks must also happen to eNCA, we can't just fold our hands."
"I have retweeted. This should be retweeted until she is called into account and answer why do African natives must keep their masks on and not Europeans? She is clearly racist and cannot hold such a position on a news broadcast. Let not let this slide."
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