JOHANNESBURG - The ANC said on Thursday it has rescheduled its plan to lay charges of crimen injuria against singer Steve Hofmeyr.
"The ANC will now lay the charges against Hofmeyr on Monday, 24 June 2019, in Johannesburg for his racist rants and issuing of death threats against South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane and DA MP Phumzile van Damme," ANC national spokesperson, Pule Mabe said.
Mabe said that laying charges against Hofmeyr will send a strong message that racists have no place in South Africa's democratic society.
This comes after Hofmeyr in a tweet said: "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."
Hofmeyr was responding to a series of tweets from both women in unrelated incidents.