ANC lays criminal case against Steve Hofmeyr

By Chanice Jennike - 25 June 2019Views : 360

The African National Congress has opened a case of crimen injuria and incitement to violence against Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr on Monday.

The case was opened 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.

After opening the case, the ANC’s Pule Mabe said that no one has the right to make threats on someone’s life.

“We know that there could have been others who were unhappy about the ambassador’s statements. Even so, whether you’re white or black you have no right to say so (make death threats).”