After the vitriolic exchange of words in parliament last week, there has been a flow of heartfelt apology to be read on the floor of the hallowed chamber.

One of  those who employed unprintable words to express his anger, says he actually over reacted and deeply regrets the unfortunate obscene words.

Mbete who read the letter before members of parliament – to which they clapped hands when she was done. In the letter, the premier apologised for having overreacted during an “altercation” with the DA’s chief whip. He said that his actions had been unjustifiable and he “unreservedly apologises”.

The North West premier Supra Mahumapelo who wrote to Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete, tendering an apology to DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen on Thursday. The letter reads in:

“On the occasion of Sona, there was an unfortunate off-the-record altercation between myself and and honourable Steenhuisen of the DA. I must say I regret for having overreacted to the honourable member concerned, and my actions were not justifiable and I profusely and unreservedly apologise.”

During the state of the Nation Address (Sona), Steenhuisen raised his view on how unfit President Jacob Zuma was and how he had allegedly “broken the country”. In response, Mahumapelo shouted the F-word, and also called the DA chief whip in parliament a racist.