eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger apologises for mask furore

eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger apologises for mask furore

eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger has finally spoken out about the controversial situation.

eNCA journalist Lindsay Dentlinger apologises over mask furore
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Lindsay Dentlinger has been caught in the middle of a furore, following her handling of live interviews.

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In an interview from SONA 2021 the  senior journalist asks black politicians, including the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) Nqabayomzi Kwankwa and African National Congress' (ANC) MP Bongani Bondo, to put on their masks, while their white counterparts were not given the same treatment. Dentlinger spoke to the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) John Steenhuisen and FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald without masks.

This saw her on the receiving end of racism allegations.

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The clip went viral on social media and sparked anger amongst South Africans.

Less than a week after the incident, she's decided to give her side of the story.

She added how awful she felt about how she was being perceived by the public and what the country believed was a true reflection of who she is as a journalist and person.

She admitted that she made a mistake in not asking Groenewald to wear a mask.

She added that as a journalist, her first instinct is to ask questions and not check whether masks are being worn.

We not sure if Lindsay Dentilinger’s apology will do anything for her to please critics, especially when the African National Congress (ANC) is intending in conducting a picket outside eNCA studios in Hyde Park, Johannesburg today. 

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