Moja Love pulls teen pregnancy show due to legal concerns


Moja Love (channel 157) announced its decision to put the show on ice through a statement posted on its official social media accounts.

"Due to a legal concern, we are unable to broadcast Teenage Pregnancy. No Excuse, Pay Papgeld has been scheduled in its place."

They apologised for any inconvenience caused.

The premise of the reality television show was to document a selected group of young girls through their pregnancies. The teenage girls have been described as falling pregnant unexpectedly. The show was to cover topics such as contraception, termination of pregnancy, condom use, and sex.

Upon its initial broadcast, the show was described by the channel as taking viewers through the journey of three teenage girls who are soon-to-be mothers.

"They share their lived experiences, challenges, and fears as they gear up for the role of motherhood. #TeenPregnancy."


Dear Moja Lovers ???? due to a legal concern we are unable to broadcast #TeenagePregnacy

#NoExcusePayPapgeld has been scheduled in it's place. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

— MojaLoveTv DStv Channel 157 (@MojaLoveTv) September 12, 2020

Responses from viewers were varied, some viewers feeling that this was educational content that was needed and lacking. While others feel the channel is promoting paedophilia and victim-blaming. Others felt the show was not fully researched as the subject involves legal intricate interrogation.


Honestly this show is one of the educational shows on Moja Love. We're seeing how teenagers mislead each other that we as parents have to be open to our children about sexual education. Please find a way to bring it back, legals sorted

— Babes we Data (not bundles) (@dineo_boshomane) September 12, 2020


MojaLove has another new show. They just keep the content coming. I hope a lot of people will learn from this show. #TeenPregnancy

— Mbaliyezwe Ndlela (@mbali_ndlela) September 5, 2020


Great move by the channel to terminate the programme as their clients are minors. I believe there are many ways to educate our children (boys & girls) about #TeenagePregnancy than to expose them on national tv as they also have a right to privacy.

Cc @The_DSD @DadsinthePic

— Bernard Sithole (@BernardMSithole) September 13, 2020


Honestly this show is one of the educational shows on Moja Love. We're seeing how teenagers mislead each other that we as parents have to be open to our children about sexual education. Please find a way to bring it back, legals sorted


— Babes we Data (not bundles) (@dineo_boshomane) September 12, 2020

I really hope this show is not only for ratings and that they're doing something to put these perpetrators in prison.

— *Mamdlane* (@Ntsiki_Sokoyi) September 5, 2020


This Moja love teen pregnancy show has the power to expose pedophilia but nah… we'd rather chastise the 15 year old girl for shaming her family. Nxx????

— Life After ????????✪ (@Life_After_18) September 5, 2020

International shows of a similar nature have been broadcast on other paid-for DSTV channels.

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