- Letoya Makhene has apologised to her fans who felt disrespected when she shared a pic holding a sacred blanket
- Some peeps reacted angrily while some schooled her about the importance of Ingcawe in the Xhosa culture
- The actress said she had been sponsored with the blankets in order to donate them to the needy
Letoya Makhene has apologised to some of her followers who were offended by her post about giving away "sacred" blankets to the needy.
Some of the stunner's fans were quick to point out that the blankets she was giving away were very sacred and important in the Xhosa culture.
A few of them schooled the actress on the significance of the blankets while some just felt disrespected by her lack of knowledge about the blankets.
Letoya said she was sponsored with the blankets in order to donate them to the needy as the cold season approaches.
The former Generations: The Legacy star had shared a couple of pictures of her holding the blankets on Instagram and some of her followers with knowledge of the Xhosa culture identified them as Ingcawe.
She has taken to Instagram to explain that she did not mean to offend anyone. Some peeps were offended by the fact that she was even holding the blankets on the pics.
"Today I shared my gratitude for being sponsored with blankets. Some of you were kind enough to let me know about the significance of these blankets emaXhoseni called Ingcawe - thank you. One or two of you expressed that you felt offended by the fact that I am even holding the blanket. I humbly request that you will take a moment to hear me as I am about to share with you my response to an unhappy follower ..."
She apologised and reiterated that she did not intend to disrespect anyone's culture or traditions.
"Thokoza gogo. I meant no disrespect for anyone’s culture or traditions. All I saw was an opportunity to give back to my people in the best way I know how. I have many sacred cloths that I have deep respect for, but if I was faced with a life or death situation and my cloths could save a child’s life and keep them warm from the cold... I would give my cloths and blankets to that child."
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