Lance Witten, who appears on both e.tv as well as the eNCA, made disgusting and insensitive references to the tragic death last night in which 19 people were injured when scaffolding collapsed, tweeting "Linkin Park is so badass, people are dying to see 'em."
When angry people started to react, the unprofessional Lance Witten arrogantly kept reacting on twitter: "die mense kry hulle panties in a knot oor 'n tweet".
Lance Witten even joked that comedian Trevor Noah would in future use his joke on stage. Then, after probably intervention by eNCA executives, Lance Witten deleted the comments, suddenly became remorseful and tried to apologise for his insensitive remarks.
e.tv has now started an internal enquiry into Lance Witten's controversial twitter comments and says that Lance Witten's comments "do not reflect the views or values of our company".
Lance Witten, who appears clueless as to how important it is as to what comments can and can't be made by a public person irrespective of where they are, is now suspended and e.tv says "our hearts go out to the family and friends of the young woman who lost her life, and all those who were injured in this terrible accident.
Insiders told TV with Thinus that eNCA news bosses are "absolutely livid" over Lance Witten's actions. The eNCA told me the news channel will not be commenting further and also wasn't able or willing to say for how long the suspension will be.