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25 September 2017 11:57 (South Africa)

Hofmeyr calls media 'epitome of fascism', supports tribunal

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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