It was meant to be a joke - but it wasn't funny to some, especially one who was personally mentioned in the post.
When award-winning gospel artist Thinah Zungu made a post about musicians in the genre buying their awards, fans had questions.
They started to question the integrity of gospel artists and some tagged fellow artist Dumi Mkokstad, who was mentioned in the post.
Now Thinah has issued an apology to Dumi for mentioning his name. But there are no hard feelings between the two, Dumi was quick to point out when a fan asked.
According to Dumi’s statement, Thinah posted and alleged that Dumi told him that artists purchase their awards. Dumi and his team have refuted the claims.
"This conversation never took place nor is Mr Dumi Mkokstad aware of such activities. We have reached out to Mr Zungu to question him regarding this false accusation and he has apologised stating that it was a joke."
Zungu apologised for the statements he made publicly on his social media and said that it was a joke that went wrong.
“This is a public apology to Dumi Mkokstad and his friends and associates ngoku mention igama lakhe in one of my posts on Sunday. I didn’t mean any harm to anyone, I'm really sorry awadayi futhi awathengwa ( they are not sold). Ngangizidlalela mina kwadlaleka kabi (I was joking).”
Read full statement here: