Mpho Letsholonyane apologises for offensive 'Jesus is a Shangaan' post

Mpho Letsholonyane apologises for offensive 'Jesus is a Shangaan' post

- Sports personality, Mpho Letsholonyane, has left many social media users deeply upset with a recent post

- Mpho shared a video that she thought was funny but had to delete and apologise for it

- Not everyone is happy with the apology and wants action to be taken against Mpho

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Mpho Letsholonyane, local sports personality, had to publicly apologise for a video that she shared on social media.

The video was seen as very offensive by fellow South Africans and Mpho deleted it soon after the share.

In the video, a character named Jesus is informed that he is not God's son, but in fact a descendent of the Shangaan people. The character then tries to wash off the 'Shangaaness' and attempts to hang himself.

The video basically says that even Jesus doesn't want to be a Shangaan.

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The post caused outrage among Shangaan people and many people felt she was promoting tribalism, according to TimesLIVE. gathered that people are asking that Metro FM take action against Mpho.

Mpho says she didn't mean to be offensive.

"My intention was never to hurt anyone. It’s an old video. Didn’t put any thought into it because Mdu was on the TL and I came across the vid and reposted. An error in judgment on my part. It’s now deleted off my TL. Apologies for hurting/insulting you. It was not intentional."

Here's what some social media users had to say about Mpho and the fact that she shared the controversial video.

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