Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate. Unfortunately some of the subsequent commentary criticised me in ways that I felt badly violated my personal life and my personal beliefs. To be cast as an advocate for rape, gender inequality and homophobia when I am passionate about ending these social ills, was extremely shocking. As a result, in what I have come to realise was a bad attempt to defend myself, I reacted by engaging directly with a Twitter follower. However, as upset as I was at that time, I should not have used offensive language. I therefore wish to publicly apologise for my choice in language. Going forward, whilst l refuse to be bullied on Twitter about my opinions, I will exercise better judgment when using this platform. I thank those who have supported me.

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