Andile sorry over of­fen­sive video

Ac­tor says he was ad­dress­ing some­one with the video and didn't mean to hurt his fans

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Phaka­mani Mve­lashe

WHY CAN'T WE WORK WITH EACH OTHER?

MODEL and Isi­baya ac­tor, Andile Mx­akaza, who usu­ally melts women's hearts with his great physique, has left those hearts shat­tered. This is af­ter the ac­tor said some crude words and called black peo­ple rub­bish. Many of his fans didn’t take kindly to his com­ments.

THE OF­FENSE

The ac­tor, best known for his char­ac­ter Fezile on Isi­baya, took to so­cial me­dia re­cently to air his frus­tra­tion.

“Let’s be hon­est, why is it that us black peo­ple are so jeal­ous, why are we jeal­ous? Why can’t we love each other, work with each other and help to build each other? That’s why things are like this be­cause you’re so jeal­ous. You peo­ple are a prob­lem, black peo­ple are rub­bish. Stop be­ing jeal­ous,” he said in a video.

THE APOL­OGY

Af­ter see­ing the many com­ments con­demn­ing him for his be­hav­iour, Andile quickly deleted the video. He posted an apol­ogy deny­ing that he called black peo­ple rub­bish.

“My peo­ple, if there’s some­thing I said re­gard­ing black peo­ple be­ing rub­bish, I didn’t say it that way. How­ever, I do apol­o­gise to those I of­fended with that video. All I was try­ing to say was that we as black peo­ple should help each other. But, I sin­cerely apol­o­gise,” he clar­i­fied.

Af­ter his apol­ogy video, which is cap­tioned, ngiyax­olisa kakhulu (I’m very sorry), his fans ac­cepted his apol­ogy. Some of them went as far as de­fend­ing him, say­ing there’s noth­ing wrong with what he said.

THE AC­TOR FLIP FLOPS

When Move! con­tacted Andile about the in­ci­dent, he didn’t want to be drawn into ad­dress­ing the is­sue. He went on to re­fute the fact that peo­ple were un­happy with his com­ments de­spite delet­ing the post and up­load­ing an apol­ogy.

“It’s how we speak tra­di­tion­ally and there was no mis­un­der­stand­ing,” he claims. But when Move! en­quired about what made him post the video to be­gin with, he says, “I was ad­dress­ing some­one and they know who they are.”

ME­DIA SHY AND VERY PRI­VATE

It’s not sur­pris­ing that he wouldn’t be drawn into re­veal­ing who he was ad­dress­ing as Andile has al­ways been mum about his per­sonal life.

The ac­tor, whose star shone the bright­est when he starred on Zone14, is not daz­zled by the il­lu­sion of star­dom.

In a pre­vi­ous in­ter­view with Move!, he said he didn’t care about fame.

“I don’t care about all that stuff. I am not a celebrity, I just work on TV,” he said de­spite be­ing a reg­u­lar fea­ture on Mzansi's sex­i­est lists. Spec­u­la­tion is still rife as to who the eye-candy is dat­ing.

Andile Mx­akaza found him­self in hot wa­ter af­ter he posted a video call­ing black peo­ple rub­bish

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