Cape Town - Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi has apologised shortly after she made comments about Xhosa people being "tired of holding up the nation."
She said she was wrong and shouldn’t have made the joke.
Unathi had to face angry Twitter followers on Sunday night after the comments were made during the Idols SA live show.
This came after she congratulated one of the finalists, Luyolo Yiba, who gave a stellar performance on the show. Unathi said: "On behalf of the Xhosa people, we are tired of holding up the nation."
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The judge then went on to name a few South African Xhosa people who had achieved greatness such as Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi, herself for becoming an author and then eventually Luyolo.
"We are happy to have someone from the Eastern Cape in the finale," she said.