Johannesburg - A tweet by Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr that black people were the architects of apartheid did not offend blacks, the Randburg Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday.
“In my published column, I am saying that the so-called apartheid tweet by Steve did not offend black people... it offended white liberals,” Daniel Roodt, representing Hofmeyr, told the court.
He read an excerpt from a column he wrote, and published in Afrikaans. He translated it to English for the court.
Roodt, who is not a lawyer, brought an application for an interdict on behalf of Hofmeyr.
On November 10, Hofmeyr secured a court order against Conrad Koch, known through his puppet Chester Missing, to prevent him from harassing the singer on Twitter.