ANC presses charges against Hofmeyr for 'racist and inhumane' comments

ANC presses charges against Hofmeyr for 'racist and inhumane' comments

The ANC is pressing charges of crimen injuria against Steve Hofmeyr for his 'racist and inhumane rants on social media'. This comes after the Afrikaans singer levied death threats against Phumzile van Damme and Zindzi Mandela.

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Steve Hofmeyr seems to be permanently shrouded in controversy these days, with his latest social media post landing him in hot water.

The Afrikaans singer took to blogging platform, Twitter, to blast Democratic Alliance MP, Phumzile van Damme, and South African ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela:

“Dear Phumzile van Damme and Zindzi Mandela, I’m a South African tax-paying citizen. Effectively, I AM your boss. You WILL jump when I say so and you WILL ask how high. And when you come to take our lives and land, you WILL die. Our contract is that simple. And don't you forget it.”

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Last night, ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe released a statement revealing that the ruling party will be taking the infamous singer on for his comments, which 'hark back to the crude apartheid past':

“This in our eyes demonstrates white arrogance and is a textbook example of white privilege, which must be nipped in the bud."

TimesLIVE reports that the ANC will continue to campaign for the isolation of 'apartheid remnants masquerading as advocates of racism'.

Mabe added that racists have no place in democratic South Africa, with the ANC expected to lay charges against Hofmeyr on Mandela's behalf in Cape Town.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Mandela had taken to social media, addressing white people as 'land thieves' and 'rapist descendants of Van Riebeeck'.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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