Reactions over MultiChoice decision to halt airing Steve Hofmeyr content


MultiChoice reaffirmed their stance against Steve Hofmeyr and confirmed that they will stop airing content from the controversial Afrikaans singer.

Multichoice took the decision few weeks after they requested a Steve Hofmeyr video be removed from consideration at the Ghoema awards.

Hofmeyr’s supporters were threatening to cancel their Multichoice subscriptions, while others slammed MultiChoice for “censoring” the musician.

“MultiChoice is committed to the building of a non-racial society and strongly condemns any acts of discrimination. MultiChoice is proud of its support for Afrikaans, not only our investment in content for our DStv platforms, but also our sponsorship of festivals, events and the broader Afrikaans performing arts sector. Our commitment to Afrikaans and all local languages will not change… We welcome a society where freedom of speech is celebrated, however we take a stand against racism.” MultiChoice group executive of corporate affairs Joe Heshu confirmed to TshisaLIVE.

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