MZANSI Magic’s Date My Family is known to bring together people looking for love.
But social media is never far behind in airing contestants’ dirty little secrets either.
The dating show – which sees a contestant having meals with families of three potential dates before choosing one to go on a blind date with – made a particular Twitter user angry this weekend.
Inno Matijane tweeted: “Atang bro, you’re in love with my friend, she’s pregnant with your baby, now you promised you’ll do right by her now you’re on DMF.”
This was apparently referring to Atang Letsoalo from Centurion, who was chosen as the final date by main contestant Onthatile.
Inno, who named Atang’s alleged pregnant girlfriend as Dineo, went on to say that Atang had even promised that he would propose to Dineo.
Inno added that Dineo was crying as she watched the episode. Inno also tweeted the channel, telling them to do their research as the two lovebirds knew each other and did not meet for the first time on the show like other contestants.
“@DateMyFamilySA but Atang had always cheated with the Ontha girl. Is this scripted, because they know each other very well, do your research.”
Mzansi Magic head of corporate marketing Nondumiso Mabece said contestants on Date my Family were interviewed extensively before an episode was done.
“Full disclosure on the part of the contestants is key to this research process. In the vetting process it is also checked whether the contestants are not legally married.”
On Monday, Atang posted on Facebook that he and his friends went onto the show for the experience and to win the date: “Yes me and my boys went on Date My Family. It was an awesome experience and jus like all we do in life we wanted to win, and we did. I jus wana say to all those i have ever had encounters with and u have a child now.. pls double check with yur baby daddy becoz apprantly i hv dozen of kids hey.”