British-Zimbabwean actress Melanie Thandiwe Newton has apologised to Zimbabweans over her reckless remarks about the country. 

Newton courted the ire of many Zimbabweans when she referred to the country as “our ex-colony.”

Thandiwe made the “our ex-colony” remarks while speaking up for a documentary film about Zimbabwe’s 2018 presidential elections.

“My last tweet for a while. I apologise to any Zimbabweans who feel my actions are political. They are about HUMAN RIGHTS across the world, of which I have a 20 year career. Zimbabwe is my Mother’s birth place, and to see her weep for her country, hurts my heart too. MERCY”

The actress was upset that “The President”
documentary film was not selected for the BFI London Film Festival 2021 and questioned the selection process.