Andile sorry over offensive video
Actor says he was addressing someone with the video and didn't mean to hurt his fans
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 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.
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