MutliChoice is remaining mum while the Steve Hofmeyr debacle continues. A 'competition' that encourages people to boycott the satellite TV service has become quite popular and now has a second and third place as well.
After announcing that all content featuring Afrikaans singer, Steve Hofmeyr, will be dropped, MultiChoice has been the topic of many discussions.
Shortly after the announcement, Hofmeyr shared a video of him removing his satellite dish and destroying his decoder. He issued a 'challenge' to his followers to do the same and 'cancel' their subscriptions.
The challenge has since turned into a competition that now has a second and third place thanks to sponsors, according to The Citizen.
Despite all this attention, MultiChoice is remaining silent about the whole affair.
On The Citizen's questions about the cancellation of subscriptions and the 'competition', Benedict Maaga, MultiChoice's spokesperson, said:
“I am unfortunately not able to shed any light on your query as we cannot provide information on subscriber numbers during a closed period.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that AfriForum also got involved in the matter as they said they'd be taking steps against MultiChoice.
“If Hofmeyr’s contents on all platforms are prohibited because of its judgments, but people like [Ntsiki] Mazwai are rewarded by setting them as airlines, it indicates that MultiChoice … operate double standards.”
The civil rights group called for the same treatment for Ntsiki Mazwai, who they described as a "divisive figure."
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