Defend Truth

Hofmeyr calls media ‘epitome of fascism’, supports tribunal

Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr said on Wednesday that he supported the ANC's proposals for a media appeals tribunal. "The fact that the media reports to no-one, is the epitome of facism," he said to the Beeld. "The problem with the media is the fact that it's their job to keep institutions on their toes, but the media itself has become the greatest institution of all." Hofmeyr singled out what he called "the papparazi" for special criticism. He also said that he might one day enter politics, but only once the Afrikaner had woken up from "his sleep". He was at pains to point out that he didn't support the ANC, just its plans to institute a media watchdog. "Everything that interests the public is not necessarily in the public interest," Hofmeyr told Die Burger. We wonder what he's so eager to keep out of the public eye? Read more: Beeld, iAfrica, TimesLive

Gallery

Please peer review 3 community comments before your comment can be posted

A South African Hero: You

There’s a 99.7% chance that this isn’t for you. Only 0.3% of our readers have responded to this call for action.

Those 0.3% of our readers are our hidden heroes, who are fuelling our work and impacting the lives of every South African in doing so. They’re the people who contribute to keep Daily Maverick free for all, including you.

The equation is quite simple: the more members we have, the more reporting and investigations we can do, and the greater the impact on the country.

Be part of that 0.3%. Be a Maverick. Be a Maverick Insider.

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options

MavericKids vol 3

How can a child learn to read if they don't have a book?

81% of South African children aged 10 can't read for meaning. You can help by pre-ordering a copy of MavericKids.

For every copy sold we will donate a copy to Gift of The Givers for children in need of reading support.