Moja Love investigating death of alleged drug dealer while filming 'Sizok'thola'.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana.
Television Channel Moja Love is investigating circumstances around the mysterious death of an alleged drug dealer for its popular reality show Sizokthola.
The deceased, Robert "Kicks" Varrie, was accosted by the show's crew, and He ended up dead at Thelle Mogoerane regional hospital in Vosloorus.
Moja LOVE spokesperson Nonzwakazi Cekete said they were busy investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man identified as a suspected drug dealer and who had died during the filming of Sizokuthola.
She said the crew had attended a drug bust in Katlehong township on Wednesday last week. They had gone with "community law enforcement groups recognised by the police" and were acting on "credible and verifiable information".
According to Cekete, Varrie had initially resisted arrest, but had then agreed to hand over drugs in his possession.
"While Moja LOVE can confirm that the crew was in the vicinity of the premises while the deceased was being questioned, the channel is still investigating the circumstances that led to the deceased having to allegedly be rushed to hospital. We will wait for the official autopsy results for the cause of death," she said.
She said the show works with law enforcement agencies, and was co-operating with authorities.
The police have confirmed that a murder investigation was opened at Vosloorus police station and transferred to Katlehong North police station.
Sizokthola premiered on Moja LOVE, DStv channel 157, in January, and airs on Sunday evenings at 21:30.