Following the huge outcry over his chauvinist utterances, Rev Vukile Mehana has since issued a statement apologising for the disparaging remarks he made about women.
It is with heavy heart that I issue my heartfelt apology in respect of the comments which I made in a private conversation with Raymond Sibanga which is doing the rounds on social media.
In retrospect, the comments I made are derogatory and demeaning to all women in ministry. I regret making such utterances and respectfully retract them.
To this end, I humbly apologise to Rev Nompithizelo Sibhidla, who disparagingly mentioned in the conversation and i am deeply sorry that her good name has been sullied undeservedly. Furthermore, I also apologise unreservedly to all the women ministers in the MCSA whom I have offended, members of the YMG and all people called Methodists.
With hindsight, I fully appreciate the damaging effects of my careless utterances as well as the use of inappropriate language about an issue which affects my colleagues and friends in the Church.
I take full responsibility for my actions, I humbly and remorsefully request that you find it right in your heart to forgive me.