Kurt Darren (Photo: Christiaan Wolf)
He admits that he has even forgotten, or messed up the words to his own songs like Kaptein, and Loslappie, despite having performed it hundreds of times before.
"It is unfortunate that certain publications are running the story with a politically motivated angle when I merely made a mistake. I would never intentionally mess up the words to the national anthem."
He adds that he not only "messed up" the Sesotho section, but also made a mistake during the Afrikaans part.
"I'm not just an Afrikaans singer, I am a proudly South African. But at the end of the day, I am not blaming anyone, and I take full responsibility for what happened."
Despite the fumble, Kurt says that he has received messages of support from his family and friends.