ANC opens case against Steve Hofmeyr following death threats

By Chanice Jennike - 20 June 2019Views : 359

The African National Congress (ANC) will be opening a case against Steve Hofmeyr after he made death threats against Denmark ambassador Zindzi Mandela and Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament Phumzile van Damme.

Hofmeyr took to social media and threatened the death of the two if they took his land. This comes after tweets by Mandela on land and apartheid apologists, as well as van Damme reportedly punching a man in a racist incident in Cape Town.

“Dear @zilevandamme and @ZindziMandela 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&land, you WILL die. Our contract is that simple. And don’t you forget it (sic),” Hofmeyr wrote in a tweet.

The party’s Pule Mabe said that Hofmeyr’s comments were an indication of white privilege and confirmed that the party will be opening a case.

“We’re opening a case because the rants made by Steve Hofmeyr are themselves denigrative, undermining; they divide us as a nation. They defeat every objective that we seek to move forward to unite our nation,” Mabe said.