Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr File picture: Etienne Creux/Indepedent Media
Cape Town - Supporters of Steve Hofmeyr are raising funds in order for him to go to America to meet Donald Trump.

The controversial Afrikaans singer has applauded the crowdfunding initiative, and told TshisaLIVE that he would be “honoured” to represent the group who have called on him to meet with Trump over what they call a “white genocide” in South Africa.

A petition calling for Hofmeyr and farmers’ rights activist Henk van de Graaf to meet Trump, and for the US president-elect to “grant the white people of South Africa their independence”, was developed by a Facebook group called Kommando Sorg (commando support).

The petition was launched 12 days ago, and by Tuesday night it had garnered just over 200 signatures.

Hofmeyr said the group had so far raised over R20 000 of its R100 000 goal and is confident that the full amount will be sourced.

“I have no doubt the costs will be met.”

The petition claims farm murders are being “covered-up”.