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The new investigative news magazine show Check Point on eNCA (DStv 403) is set to expose elephant cruelty tonight (Tuesday) at 20:30 on eNCA and 21:30 on e.tv after obtaining hidden camera footage of alleged torturous elephant training methods being used.
e.tv and eNCA's publicity department didn't respond with answers to media enquiries first made last week seeking further programming information about tonight's Check Point episode with Nkepile Mabuse, what will be shown, and who were interviewed.
Televised investigative stories regarding animal abuse often stir up huge reaction from viewers; the famous "Tuli elephants" expose on M-Net's Carte Blanche investigative magazine show in May 1999 created a massive public uproar.
Elephants in South African remain big tourism business but Check Point plans to expose the cruel training methods allegedly used to force these big animals to obey on command. Check Point plans to show viewers the footage obtained and confronted the people responsible.
e.tv and eNCA was asked how long the magazine show worked to obtain the video for tonight's episode, why Check Point decided to do the story and more details around the investigation but didn't provide answers.