“Amankwaa has indicated that his account was used by someone without his authorisation however he takes full responsibility for this as the account used belongs to him.”
“The SABC has also instructed Mr. Amankwaa to apologise to the public in this regard.”
Amankwaa has since “unreservedly withdrawn all the statements regarding homosexuality that caused uproar on his Twitter account”, he added. “The SABC as a public broadcaster does not support hate speech and any other statements that are perceived to be offensive, divisive and incites violence and creates uncertainties in society.”
In a statement Amankwaa said: “I would like to apologise to the SABC, an esteemed institution that embraces diversity and to the South African public at large for the harm caused by what was written on my Twitter account.”
His tweets read last week: “Is gay a naturally born condition or a choice? The mere fact that you cannot respond rationally on the issues of gayism shows that it’s a problem and abnormality.” As outrage at the comments escalated, Aids activist Zackie Achmat called Amankwaa’s tweet “the most ignorant for a while”.