Thabiso Hamilton Ndlovu, a Johannesburg-based businessman, opened up on videos showing several new cars being delivered to his house and the public support and backlash that followed.
The video circulated on Sunday on social media showing several new vehicles: Lamborghini, Jeep and three Porsches bought by Ndlovu. For more read: Video: Hamilton Ndlovu Buys Lamborghini, Jeep and three Porsches
Ndlovu reflects on the video
“Over the past weekend, a video showing several new vehicles that I recently purchased for my family’s use was posted on my social media timeline,” said Ndlovu in a statement published on his Twitter page.
“After much introspection, and taking counsel from my family and community elders, I realized that the video was in poor taste and appeared at a very unfortunate time in our country as we are battling with an invisible enemy in COVID-19 which ahs once more exposed huge challenges faced by my community and many other townships in our country.”
See the statement below:
— Thabiso Hamilton Ndlovu (@hamiltonndlovu_) May 25, 2020
The 5 cars you bought had helped few salesmen to reach their targets & get commission, the added extras on the cars if any, finance charges if it was financed etc, all these have ensured that few people in the chain actually receive salaries/commission. You did well✊🏻
— Evahonline (@LethaboS2) May 25, 2020
This was unnecessary.
You had a right to be excited about your achievements and buying your family whatever you can afford.
I'm just sorry that they are trying to criminalize your success.
I hope what they are trying to do could bring more deals and partnerships instead.
— S I V E' R X A L U V A 📩 (@SiveXaluva) May 25, 2020
Uxolisa for a clip circulating? C'mon. Just because white people are upset? There is just no need for a statement period. You don't owe anyone any explanation
— Sphithiphithi Evaluator (@_AfricanSoil) May 25, 2020