Steve Hofmeyr & Chester Missing's twar heats up
This after the Afrikaans pop singer received an interim protection order against puppet Chester Missing.
CAPE TOWN - An interim protection order against puppet Chester missing's handler Conrad Koch issued by Randburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday did not protect Afrikaans pop idol Steve Hofmeyr from being called "the racist Lord Voldemort" on Twitter.
According to Hofmeyr, the court order states that Koch may not mention his name, his sponsors or his business partners directly or indirectly on TV, social media and radio interviews.
This means even though Koch is a well-known entertainer whose puppet plays a big role in the political satire show, Late Night News with Loyiso Gola, he may not make reference or poke fun at Hofmeyr.
This comes after Koch apparently tweeted a threat under the username of his puppet.
Koch was referring to an earlier tweet by Hofmeyr that said "ANC created 'white' by creating a new victim based on skin colour post 94."
COMEDIAN CHALLENGES HOFMEYR'S SPONSORS
On Monday, Koch openly challenged Pick N Pay and Land Rover South Africa on their continued sponsorship of an Afrikaans music festival at which Hofmeyr will be performing.
In a column in the Times newspaper called ' Dear White Supremacists,' Koch instructs society on how to deal with white supremacists.
He mentioned the controversial comment Hofmeyr tweeted that sparked the twar that has now evolved.
"The thing is you can't argue with Steve because he has this completely ridiculous understanding of it all and not a master's degree in anthropology. He says these racist things without considering how it impacts on our society. The only reason he is sounding so loud is because the corporate world gives him credibility," Koch told 567 Cape Talk's Keino Kammies.
Koch added that it's wonderful that companies like Pick N Pay are supporting Afrikaans music but at the same time, he feels the music festival excludes other races.
HOFMEYR'S HISTORY OF CONTROVERSY
This is not the first time the singer has been cast in the limelight for his apparent racism and supposed white supremist attitude.
Earlier this year, Hofmeyr was criticised for singing the old South African anthem at an Afrikaans club in Australia.
In 2012, Hofmeyr made death threats against comedian John Vlismas via twitter.
He told reporters that he had stood up at the Comedy Central Roast and tweeted that the only reason he didn't "bliksem" the "tasteless" roaster was because Vlismas was "too short to hit and it would have ruined the evening for Comedy Central."
In another incident in 2011, Hofmeyr released the lyrics of a song which included the banned k-word.
The song titled, Ons sal dit oorleef (We will survive it), is apparently dedicated to the late leader of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, Eugene Terre'Blanche, who was killed on his farm in 2010.