- Rene Otto, MiWay insurance CEO, apologised for the offensive post he shared on social media about the content of The Lost Boys of Bird Island book.
- South Africans were disappointed in Otto's saying white South Africans are in denial about the pain of the apartheid-era
- Otto was accused of painting all white South Africans with the same brush and people suggested boycotting MiWay
Rene Otto shared his opinion on the allegations made by the authors of the controversial book The Lost Boys of Bird Island and South Africans were less than pleased with what he had to say.
According to the book, important National Party members allegedly took boys to Bird Island and molested them, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.
Upon reading the book, Otto took to social media to tell South Africans what he thinks about it.
South Africans - mostly the Afrikaans-speaking population - were outraged at Otto's words.
People started suggesting that the insurance company should be boycotted and Otto was forced to apologise:
I realise I could have worded my tweet re “The Lost Boys...” better...for which I accept full responsibility and offer my humble and unconditional apology for the offence I caused. I should simply have recommended the book to all Saffas.
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