Prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has commended Jah Signal for publicly apologising to the Charambas for sampling their music without their permission.

This comes after they got two of his songs taken down from YouTube for copyright infringement.

Chin’ono said after making mistakes, what matters is what one does with the knowledge that they have made a mistake.

“All human beings make mistakes, but the refusal to accept and acknowledge the mistake is the tragic weakness that bedevils many,” he said.

He added that Jah Signal’s public apology has promoted a culture where admitting errors is seen as a sign of strength rather than weakness, “a much needed moment in a country where being apologetic is often seen as a sign of weakness and is also ridiculed.”