Steve Hofmeyr is apparently disappointed with MultiChoice and its decision to stop airing any content that features him. He said he voted for a new South Africa to free artists from this kind of 'censorship'.
MultiChoice has decided to stop airing anything that features controversial Afrikaans musician Steve Hofmeyr.
TimesLIVE reports that Hofmeyr said he's disappointed in the pay-TV company for making this choice.
Hofmeyr apparently said he voted for a new South Africa so artists can be free from what he calls "old-school censorship".
"I remember voting for the new SA primarily to free my colleagues from this type of old-school censorship. I doubt many artists provided MultiChoice with more content through movies, music, videos, interviews and talk shows through the years.
They advertised DStv at my concerts as recently as last weekend, when more than 7,000 people came to watch my Country Is Groot concert."
Fans of the musician are divided by this decision as some agree with MultiChoice and others feel that it's not right that he is being 'censored' in this way.
However, Hofmeyr remains positive and says he will not let down his supporters and fans.
I will never disappoint my followers. My job here is to verbalise the woes of my tribe and to comply to our constitution which safeguards my opinion, gender and religious preferences. I don't care to call for the slaughter of other South Africans, for instance.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that MultiChoice decided to stop airing anything with Hofmeyr because he goes against what the company stands for and supports.
Hofmeyr took to social media to address the matter:
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