Big Brother Africa condemned over housemate's punch
Lerato Sengadi (l) was punched during a heated argument with Hannington Kuteesa (r)
Women's rights activists have strongly criticised producers of Africa's version of Big Brother for not evicting a housemate who punched a female contestant on live television.
Hannington Kuteesa hit Lerato Sengadi after a row inside the Big Brother house in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Ms Sengadi's family is planning a protest to demand his removal.
Activists says the show's actions may perpetuate the belief that African men have the right to hit women.
TV company M-Net has reportedly defended its decision not to remove Mr Kuteesa, from Uganda, saying it is trying to act in the interests of all the housemates.
As his punishment Big Brother ordered him to apologise to South Africa's Ms Sengadi during one of their recordings.
But angry viewers have continued to flood the show's website with messages condemning Mr Kuteesa.
This is the fifth version of Big Brother Africa, which has contestants from throughout the continent.
It is broadcast across Africa on satellite TV and is one of the continent's most popular reality TV programmes.
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