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Watch: JP Smith says his ‘joke’ about Abongile Nzelenzele’s surname was misunderstood and taken out of context

In a statement CoCT said that Smith had called and spoken with Mr. Nzelenzele, who confirmed that he took no offence at the remark, nor did he think there was any ill intent.
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Watch: JP Smith says his 'joke' about Abongile Nzelenzele’s surname was misunderstood and taken out of context

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith came under fire after he tried to crack a joke about the surname of Cape Talk radio host Abongile Nzelenzele.

After Nzelenzele called Smith to the podium, the DA member said, “To our MC Abongile, I’m not even going to try that surname dude. There’s too many vowels, too awkwardly placed.”

“You need a short, compact one like me, Smith.”

Smith told TimesLive that  his “joke” was misunderstood and taken out of context.

Adding that there was no ill intent behind the joke.

“There is context to it. I just spoke to him now and he took no offence. [People] are being shown a portion of the proceedings, so it is easy to [take it] out of context, but we are speaking about a person and that person himself did not see any offence in the remarks.”

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