Unathi Nkayi (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES)
Media personality Unathi Nkayi is in hot
water for alleged ‘tribalistic’ comments she allegedly made during an Idols SA
Unathi’s comment was to Idols contestant Luyolo
Yiba, after he gave a stellar performance on the show. She said, “Xhosa people,
we are tired of holding up the nation” and it clearly didn’t sit well with
Even though she later explained and
apologised, this incident was reported to the Broadcasting Complaint Commission
of South Africa (BCCSA).
"It saddens me that I have broken so
many hearts with what I said tonight. What I saw was a beautiful joke being
passed around this past week by so many South Africans not necessarily Xhosa
and wanted to share," she posted after receiving the backlash.
The BCCSA has refused to comment on the
issue citing that it’s still an on-going case.
“At this stage we cannot comment on the
matter since the matter is still pending,” the organisation told Move! in an