“I think the show must go on and my only wish is that all of us in South Africa, me included, have learnt something from this whole episode.It’s never right to hurt people and it’s never right to seem like you don’t care about the huge weight of history and the fact that it carries, for some people, unbelievable pain,” he told reporters on January 30 at the Cliff Central headquarters."It cannot be ignored that Cliff's value as an Idols judge has been his tendency to shock and provoke, an image that M-Net has apparently supported, or certainly overlooked, until now," Judge Caroline Nicholls said in her ruling.M-Net's lawyer, Wim Trengove argued in court on Tuesday that the channel did not want to be associated with a "posterboy for racism." He said the Idols judges were hired to entertain, not to shock and offend.She said one of the reasons she was writing the book was a woman who once approached her while she was in gym and told her she had a problem of getting tired when she was on top during sex.She then told the woman she had to work on herself to be able to do three rounds in heels.
Cliff tweeted: "People really don’t understand free speech at all".
“In terms of what was right, the text of the tweet stands – people really don’t understand freedom of speech, including me.
I do hope that one day M-Net will find it in their hearts to admit their mistakes, like I’ve admitted mine.” debuted on Sunday night on M-Net and was mostly received with positive reviews.
Pressed by Cliff if she ever dated Sizwe, Poppy replies:“Yeah, unfortunately. Look I’m glad it’s just over.”Asked about how dating affected their friendship, she responds by saying:“We have these chat group. Even when Sizwe is not talking to me I get offended.
"Poppy did, however, have some nice things to say about Sizwe:“He's a very, very smart guy, I'll give him that, I just don't think he's an amazing boyfriend.”Talks then moved to the ex that Poppy still had a soft spot for.