“I, without qualification, apologise for the pain, hurt, indignity, and the damage that apartheid has done to black, brown, and Indians in South Africa,” he said in part.
— Kaya 959 (@KayaON959) November 12, 2021
Thomas and Skhumba asked the Morning Show listeners how they felt about the apology. Does it matter, or is it too little too late?
“I have seen what apartheid has done to my family and my people. I know how teargas smells. I’ve seen people dying.
“I’ve donated wheelchairs to people who got injured because of apartheid,” said Skhumba.
The apology left Kabelo emotional. “I am in tears. Have you ever had someone apologising on their deathbed? We are angry, but the message that he said on his death bed made me emotional,” she said.
Another caller does not believe that the apology was sincere. “I don’t think it’s sincere; this guy has been alive for so long. It’s too late now,” he said.
Nhlanhla from Soweto believes that we should set a good example for our children and be forgiving as a nation.
“My take is that we as a country should be a forgiving nation. I think we are going through a lot. He is dead, and we can’t erase the scars of the past. If we do not accept his apology, what are we teaching our children?” she asked.
What people are saying on social media
#thomasandskhumba we love it in the morning,Mina i don’t accept the apology why apologize when u about to die,He didn’t respect black people of South Africa.
— Oscar.wild_01 (@Oscar_wild01) November 12, 2021
#thomasandskhumba I’m a Christian and God teaches us to 4give, #FWDeKlerk doesn’t deserve my forgiveness. My parents suffered from apartheid cz of people like him. I don’t buy his 4giveness. *We love it in the morning*
— Tee (@tee59689489) November 12, 2021