Nearly five years after first calling fellow TV presenter Ayanda Thabethe talentless, Denise Zimba has apologised.
The musician and full-time mom has grown visibly as a person and she recently took to Twitter to confirm this. She spent some time sharing lessons from her recent reflections and made sure to remind people that she will always be “Thee Denise Zimba” they know, just a more “grown-up” and humble version.
“I’ve learnt and grown so much during my stint in the industry and becoming a mom. Being a parent is not for everyone and I totally understand that. For woman who don’t feel the need, that’s perfectly ok! You are more than going after the motherly dream …” began Zimba.
She went on to say she views her daughter as a gift and has inspired her to change for the better.
Experiencing my daughter was more than what I could have possibly imagine. What a trailing time. A questionable time, a reflect, regroup and realigning moment in my life’s journey. My world was truly awakened and purposefully distributed. And to be honest – I NEEDED THAT! — Denise Zimba (@MissDeniseZimba) June 22, 2021
“Leah shook my being … her existence called me to order. Not for anyone else, but for myself! I was humbled like you cannot believe BUT reminded of who the f**k I am!” she said.
Upon reflecting and growing, Zimba seems to have gone on an apology tour of sorts and admits that she could have handled being asked about Ayanda Thabethe on Vuzu’s V-Table differently.
One person I contacted.. @AyandaThabethe_ As much as I had an opinion about what I was asked about her, I could have managed that differently. I messaged her to apologize, and understood how my reaction could affected her at the time. Always graceful and peaceful she replied.. — Denise Zimba (@MissDeniseZimba) June 22, 2021
She thanked Thabethe for responding with “so much love and understanding”.
Zimba made it clear her admission should not be seen as her changing her mind about every single thing she has said.
She further added that she did not intend her comment about Thabethe to be malicious and she acknowledges that it affected Thabethe negatively. Although she did not intend to hurt Thabethe, Zimba sees that she did hurt her and apologised accordingly.
Zimba concluded by reminding people that her reflection is not a sign she is retiring from the entertainment industry.
“And when I come back … AGAIN I WILL IGNITE the industry and create a new level of where we need to be, and remind you that we have all power to do so. Leah was my wake up call from the universe, my humble pie, my ‘don’t forget who the fuck you are, and why you are here’. And I’m still gonna be naked and go nuts on ya’ll asses … And if you still don’t keep up, AND SLEEP ON ME AGAIN, one of your own?!… I got a German Passport … Goodnight.”