Ntando Duma has issued a statement apologizing for viral video of herself having a heated exchange with an old white woman after South Africans dragged and slammed her disrespectful behaviour.
— Mzanzi Trendz (@MzanziTrendz) July 6, 2021
In the statement, Ntando aplogises and further said the event occurred in 2020. Despite it being an old incident, she apologises to everyone who was offended by her actions.
— Ntando Duma Mthomben (@dumantando20) July 6, 2021
In her statement she says she has deep regard for the disabled and why disabled parking exists:
“I have deep regard for why disabled parking and other facilities exist and the decision to park in that bays not frivolous as I was instructed to park in there by food establishment…”
She also refused to justify her action and admitted the situation could have been better handled:
“I do not wish to justify my behavior on that day, the issue is that this matter could have and should have been handled better.”
Social media users have given suggestion on how she should apologize and raise further awareness on the plight of disabled people in South Africa.
Ntando Duma must apologise by donating R100 000 to charities that deal with disabled people. She must not bore us with a long statement of an apology. We need to start penalising South African celebrities for being cunts
— Zinhle 🇵🇸 (@Zinhleputinn) July 6, 2021
Some people need experience before they can understand why we have rules for everything in life & respect them. Ntando Duma needs to live with ‘physically’ disabled persons to understand why she should never park at such designated parkings unless she’s driving someone disabled.
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) July 6, 2021