Afrikaans Media Personality Steve Hofmyer is again entangled in a racial verbal mayhem where he openly expressed his pride of being a an Afrikaaner that considers unity as a myth in SA.
Just when people thought that SA was reaching a point of unity, Afrikaaner people had a march earlier this week where they sang the songs of Apartheid accompanied by the old apartheid flag. This was refer to as Black Monday. Steve being known for being an Afrikaans activist justified their actions of marching as way of pursuing their pride and culture.
“Using flags and symbols are secondary. Or consider the murder rate under our new flag! Rather get used to a diverse nation. Unity is a myth. Tolerance is everything. And a solution to this scourge is primary. Black Monday was unusually accomplished, peaceful and civil. And flags and anthems not unconstitutional. Develop a stomach for constitutional things that offend you. Welcome to the new belated South Africa. Not for sissies. Develop an African hide for what offends. This or war (sic).” he wrote.
Steve told TshisaLIVE that he stood by his comments and shrugged off the outrage.
“Black Monday was about farm murders, not flags. To avoid actions of genocide I will never rip from a culture whatever he deifies as symbols and collective habits. I will never force criminalisation, and it is a crime to make people do unconstitutional things, such as the prohibition of symbols. I sing Die Stem because it is constitutional. The end of tolerance is the beginning of war. It’s a general wisdom and is valid anywhere,” he said.
The #BlockSteveHofmyer trended on twitter as people of differences accused him of being racist, with some saying he should be blocked out of SA instead of twitter.