Bribery And Sexual Favours To Land A Job At Moja Love?

Moja Love is investigating a case of sexual harassment

By  | Feb 04, 2021, 10:54 AM  | Drama

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If opening up the industry has a heavy price attached to it then is it really serving the purpose it is supposed to? Mzansi has been crying out loud for fresh new faces on our television screens however many hopefuls are subjected to doing foul things in order to enter the industry.

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If the latest allegations are to be true, then we still have a very long way to go. Moja Love has been praised for being a 100% black owned television channel, owned by a 100% black owned media company, Siyaya Media Network. It also caters for the black community to some extent with some raunchy and controversial content, but also a handful of educational shows too. 

On Twitter a user by the name of Aviwe Brandon lambasted the channel because he alleged that one of their employees sexually harassed a friend of his who was going to audition for a presenter gig. He shared screenshots of a conversation between his female friend and the alleged employee who asked the hopeful of some sexual favours. “I'm so mad at MojaLoveTv @Umphakathi_Moja. My friend auditioned for the presenter search and got shortlisted by this man. If this is the way @MojaLoveTv of ‘opening up the industry’, it’s totally wrong,” he captioned the post. 

The man asked the shortlisted candidate if she was willing to take some risks. “Risk as in like - there was a job opportunity and you had two options: It's either you have to bribe or sleep with the boss for it. Which one would you go for?” he then told the woman that is how the entertainment industry works, “That's how the industry works but as long as it's our secret.”
Even after declining the offer, the man pushes his luck by asking her for nudes. Many flooded his comments section enraged and disgusted by such behaviour. Actress Thembisa Mdoda said the friend should not be discouraged from auditioning for other gigs, “Thank God she has a friend like you. I’m proud of your friend for speaking out and not falling for this. I am so sorry she had to go through something like this and I hope she doesn’t believe that the entire industry is like this.”

Moja Love responded as well by saying the man is not an employee but they will further investigate the matter further, “We are in the process of identifying and taking action against this person who is a scammer and does not work for the channel. We call upon Moja LOVERS to report such matters by sending an email to [email protected].”
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