ANC postpones charges against Hofmeyr

The African National Congress (ANC) has postponed their plan to charge controversial Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr with crimen injuria until Monday.

ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said on Thursday that the party will be opening the case in Johannesburg as it made more sense to hold it where the head office is located for the purpose of monitoring the progress of the case.

The charge follows a Tweet by Hofmeyr regarding SA’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela and Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Phumzile van Damme where he threatened to kill them when they come to take our land and lives.

Hofmeyr’s comment followed a Tweet by the daughter of Mandela whose post created a stir on social media with her comment regarding #OurLand and #The LandisOurs.

Van Damme, who is the DA’s shadow minister of communications, Tweeted on Tuesday about punching a white man after an apparent racial confrontation at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.