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Singer Steve Hofmeyr to be charged with ‘hate speech’ after tweet to Zindzi Mandela

When the daughter of Nelson Mandela and South Africa's ambassador to Denmark had tweeted that she hoped that white farmers in South Africa were "shivering" as their land would soon be confiscated by her party, popular singer Steve Hofmeyr responded to Zindzi Mandela that she worked for taxpayers like him.

Published: June 21, 2019, 12:29 pm

    Johannesburg

    For his factual accuracy, Hofmeyr is going to be charged with “hate speech”, more specifically crimen injuria, an old form of criminal defamation in South Africa that has been used over the past few years to prosecute mainly whites for “hate speech”.

    The country’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), issued a statement announcing that they would lay a charge of crime injuria against Steve Hofmeyr at a police station for “his racist and inhumane rants on Social Media which smacks or barbarism, racism and toxic masculinity”.

    In one of her tweets, Zindzi Mandela referred to being “wined and dined” in Denmark and said:

    “Whilst I wine and dine here ..wondering how the world of shivering land thieves is doing #OurLand.”

    The ruling ANC has adopted a policy considering all farmland belonging to white farmers as “stolen land” on the grounds that white people, even if they bought land from a previous seller, do not really own it as they are not racial Africans.

    In previous cases where white people were convicted of hate speech against a black person, they have received fines of about 10 000 euros or prison sentences up to three years.

    Initially the ANC had announced that they would lay the charge against Hofmeyr on Thursday, but they have now issued an update that it would take place on Monday 24 June.

    According to the ANC, Hofmeyr’s tweet “demonstrates white arrogance and is a textbook example of white privilege which must be nipped in the bud”.

    A legal expert, Albert Murphy called the ruling party a joke. “‏The purported criminal charges that the ANC wants to lodge against Steve Hofmeyr on the basis of a tweet from him about Zindzi Mandela is a farce!

    “There is absolutely nothing criminal about the tweet and no prosecutor worth anything will press those charges. The ANC is a joke.”

    Mandela’s tweets from Denmark on 13 and 14 June 2019 revealed similar racial threats: “When you came here without land you found the original people making fire. Next you’ll claim you taught us. Just like Chris Barnard learnt the basics of heart surgery from his Black gardener. What you’re good at is fantasy.”

    “Dear Apartheid Apologists, your time is over. You will not rule again. We do not fear you. Finally #TheLandIsOurs”

    “Miss all these trembling white cowards, shem [I pity them]. Botha, Potgieter, Thieving Rapist descendants of Van Riebeeck, etc: how are you my babies?”

    It is worth noting that 84 percent of black land claims in South Africa are filed in urban areas and 93 percent of land claimants choose financial compensation rather than land.

    Zindzi Mandela’s racist tweets have caused a stir in the country. But the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Luzuko Koti told Johanneburg English daily The Star: “We never said we wanted to meet Zindzi Mandela to discuss her tweets.”

    But when Koti later spoke to Afrikaans-language Sunday weekly Rapport, he said: “We want to meet with Mrs Mandela and understand where she is coming from.”

    dan.roodt@freewestmedia.com

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    • Otto

      There is a systematic and government endorsed program to eradicate white South Africans. Farm murders are rising at an alarming rate, but the media is silent. White opinions are silenced and ridiculed.

      • kjf

        They, the )media, were silent in the Ukraine before the war, silent about Poland before the liberation and silent after the liberation failed. Almost like the )media is in on it

        • Otto

          I recently read some local history about the years immediately prior to the start of the Anglo Boer War. The British mining magnates and imperialists actually bought out Afrikaner newspapers in secret, so that their agenda could be published.

          • kjf

            So jews. They have always tried to control the narrative

    • MXM

      This is utterly disgusting. What Mandela said is far worse than what Hofmeyr said. What’s wrong with saying, “IF you come for our lives and land there will be bloodshed”? What do you think is going to happen when the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy?

      • Otto

        I believe that the swing to nationalism and conservatism in international politics is going to affect the ANC terrorist government in South Africa as well. The international community isn’t blind to their lies and deceit anymore.

        • MXM

          Yip, that’s why MSM is labelling anything one degree right of Marxism, right wing, fascism (even though it’s completely left), goodness, even Christianity is seen as an evil. They fight dirty and have no restraint whatsoever. They will lie, cheat and steal their way into being able to steal, kill and destroy

          • Otto

            It clearly shows who they actually worship. I don’t believe we need to lose our moral compass to fight them, but we certainly need to fight them. On every front. Every day.

    • kjf

      (((Who))) is running this hate show? Oh, sorry I answered that ((()))

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