CONTROVERSY: Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson fans, look away.

The controversial new documentary, Leaving Neverland, about two young men speaking out about how the King of Pop allegedly sexually abused them for years, is coming to South African screens.

M-Net (DStv 101) has acquired the rights to broadcast the two-part series - part 1 will be aired today at 9pm, and part 2 on Saturday at 9pm.

The shocking Leaving Neverland had its premiere last month at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States and was broadcast on HBO last week and is distributed internationally by the Kew Media Group.

STILL: 'Leaving Neverland'

Leaving Neverland is produced and directed by the award-winning Dan Reed and the 4-hour documentary tells the story of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, now men in their 30s, who befriended Michael Jackson when they were 10 and seven respectively.

Through gut-wrenching interviews with both as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, the documentary crafts a portrait of sustained abuse by Michael Jackson over years, and explores the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had sons of their own.

The documentary is not suitable for younger viewers as it contains strong language, discussions of self-harm and graphic descriptions of child sexual abuse.

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