Hofmeyr vs Koch: 'Interim order not taken seriously'

The singer’s representative wants Conrad Koch to be held in contempt of court.

Chester Missing and his puppet master Conrad Koch. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr's representative wants Chester Missing's puppet master, Conrad Koch, to be held in contempt of court for not obeying an order.

The two men got into an argument on Twitter earlier this month.

This after Hofmeyr tweeted that blacks were the architects of apartheid.

The singer then obtained an interim protection order against Koch after he challenged Hofmeyr's sponsors to cancel their contracts with the musician.

Activist Dan Roodt, who's representing Hofmeyr, said the interim court order was not taken seriously when it was first granted.

He argued that Koch continued to comment and joke about the singer.

Roodt is submitting his arguments for the order to be made permanent.

If granted, the order would be effective for five years.

Koch's legal team told the court that Hofmeyr's comment on Twitter were extremely racist, provocative and couldn't be further from the truth.

Lawyer Steven Budlender argued the singer thinks he is allowed to make racist comments about black people but that others are not allowed to criticise him.

The legal representative added the moment someone said something which Hofmeyr didn't want to hear, he called it harassment.

Budlender further stated Koch's comments were allowed because he didn't violate any law.

The judge in the matter prevented reporters from tweeting inside court and the live broadcast of the case was also banned.