Film board launch investigation over The Wife reality show scenes on Showmax
wife reality show stars Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba, South Africa's Film and Publications Board (FPB)

Following a graphic bedroom scene between the the wife reality show stars Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba, South Africa's Film and Publications Board (FPB) has launched an investigation into Showmax's telenovela The Wife.

The FPB launched an investigation into the now-famous bedroom scene on The Wife after receiving "online public concern" about the episode, according to the FPB.


The FPB will investigate whether the love scene between characters Zandile and Nkosana violated the Films and Publications Amendment Act, a new censorship law (Act 11 of 2019).

wife reality show stars Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba, South Africa's Film and Publications Board (FPB)

After receiving the President's approval in September 2019, the act, popularly known as the "Internet Censorship Bill," went into effect on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The law aims to safeguard the public against graphic pictures and the leakage of private bedroom photos, among other things.


Individuals convicted of infringing the new rule face fines of up to over Sh 1.5 Million as well as imprisonment of up to two years, according to Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola.


wife reality show stars Khanyi Mbau and Mondli Makhoba, South Africa's Film and Publications Board (FPB)


The FPB also stated that Showmax's 16 VSNL rating for The Wife would be reviewed.


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