The pay-TV company will now actively avoid airing any content in which he might appear in future, including the broadcast of any library material that features him.
Earlier this month, the organisers of the 2019 kykNET Ghoema Music Awards pulled the nomination of Die Land (The Land) music video in which Steve Hofmeyr appears alongside other Afrikaans singers.
Joe Heshu, MultiChoice’s group executive for corporate affairs, said: “We are committed to the building of a non-racial society and strongly condemn any acts of discrimination.”
Hofmeyr shot to fame for his roles in M-Net’s Egoli and the drama series Agter Elke Man, both of which are re-aired repeatedly on kykNET and SABC Encore (DStv 156).
He also appeared in several feature films, including No Hero (1992), Platteland (2011), Pretville (2012) and Treurgrond (2015).
MultiChoice’s decision means those movies may not be screened on DStv anymore.