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ANC lays crimen injuria complaint against Steve Hofmeyr

The move follows a tweet Steve Hofmeyr posted last week, which was addressed to South African’s ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela and the Democratic Alliance’s Phumzile van Damme.

ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe at the Johannesburg Central Police Station where he laid a criminal complaint of crimen injuria against Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr on 24 June 2019. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress has laid a criminal complaint of crimen injuria against Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr.

The move follows a tweet Hofmeyr posted last week, which was addressed to South African’s ambassador to Denmark Zinzi Mandela and the Democratic Alliance’s Phumzile van Damme.

The ANC’s Pule Mabe said: “Police have assured us that we’ll receive the case number in the next few hours. The ANC subscribes to the rule of law and we have a Constitution that protects life.”

In a statement released on Wednesday, the ANC described Hofmeyr's comments as "racist" and "inhumane".

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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