The Sebenza Women Awards have come down hard on actor Kini Shandu for his insensitive remarks about women having children out of wedlock.
The disciplinary committee wasted no time in taking action against him, ensuring that he faces the consequences of his words.
First and foremost, Shandu has been ordered to delete the offensive posts and refrain from engaging with fans. It seems the committee understands the importance of not spreading harmful ideas further. After all, we don’t need any more negativity floating around on social media.
But that’s not all. The committee has also mandated that Shandu issue a public apology. It’s about time he takes responsibility for his words and acknowledges the hurt he has caused. A genuine apology can go a long way in making amends and showing growth.
In addition to the apology, Shandu has been given a unique task. He is required to purchase school supplies and sanitary pads for children. Perhaps this is an opportunity for him to reflect on the importance of supporting and empowering women and children, rather than tearing them down.
While Shandu won’t be fired or demoted, the committee has made it clear that they are not taking this incident lightly. A disciplinary file has been opened against him, serving as a warning for any future misconduct.
He will also face some restrictions at the Sebenza Women Awards event, as he won’t be allowed to make the chairman’s speech or hand out awards.
Let this be a lesson to all: words have consequences. It’s important to think before we speak, especially when it comes to sensitive topics like this. And if we do make a mistake, it’s equally important to take responsibility, learn from it, and make amends.