- Businessman Thabiso Hamilton Ndlovu recently showed off five high-end luxury cars he bought on the same day
- His online flex was met with a lot of backlash from Mzansi social media users
- Now, Ndlovu has issued an official apology to his family and associates on his Twitter page
Johannesburg businessman Thabiso Hamilton Ndlovu has taken to social media to set the record straight and to apologise to South Africans.
Ndlovu recently purchased five new expensive luxury cars and showed them off in a video clip online.
Briefly.co.za reported previously that Ndlovu showed off the impressive new additions to his car collection.
He said the one Lamborghini Urus, two Porsches and two Jeeps were for himself, "the kids”, his parents and wife. Ndlovu is the founder of Hamilton Holdings, an engineering company.
However, the reactions to the footage were of caution rather than excitement. Many social media users were wary for him and warned him to not succumb to the same fate as 'Sam Holdings'.
Following the backlash, Ndlovu took to Twitter to issue an apology, adding he brought unnecessary attention to his family.
He started off the apology by writing:
"Over the past weekend, a video showing several new vehicles that I recently purchased for my family's use was posted on my social media timeline. After much introspection, and taking counsel from my family and community elders, I realised that the video was in poor taste and appeared at a very unfortunate time in our country as we are battling with an invisible enemy in Covid-19, which has once more exposed huge challenges faced by my community and many other townships in our country."
He added the timing of the video was not quite right and he would like to apologise to his family for the embarrassment it caused.
"The timing of the video is very unfortunate, and I want to unreservedly apologise to my wife, parents, siblings and children, for the embarrassment this broadcast has caused. I accept that this video has caused much anger and anxiety within the family in the last few days, and to a greater extent has rendered the family vulnerable to unnecessary attention."
Ndlovu then added the aim of the video was not to make light of the challenges faced by his community and the businessman revealed he accepts all the responses with humility.
Take a look at the full apology below:
Many social media users had no idea why it was necessary for Ndlovu to issue an apology over his own success.
Twitter user, @Troniiq_Sithole, commented:
"You don’t owe us an apology bro. It’s your own money, you can do whatever you want. People must stop being entitled to other people’s success."
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