Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
1 minute read
30 May 2019
2:21 pm

AfriForum wants MultiChoice to pull a Steve Hofmeyr on Ntsiki Mazwai

Kaunda Selisho

The lobby group does not approve of her getting a job on a new show because of the content of some of her social media posts.

AfriForum's Ernst Roets (lef) and poet Ntsiki Mazwai.

Lobby group AfriForum has accused MultiChoice of having double standards after one of their broadcasted channels recently hired controversial musician and poet Ntsiki Mazwai as a presenter.

The organisation highlighted this in a Twitter thread they posted today to declare their dispute with MultiChoice.

According to Afriforum, this is “because of the inconsistent application of this television company’s political policy”.

This was in response to the company’s declaration that it was proud to support Afrikaans but not Steve Hofmeyr.

Due to his choice to post often racially divisive and racist content to his social media platforms in addition to making very racist statements, MultiChoice announced that it no longer wanted to be associated with Hofmeyr or any of his past or future content.

In April, MultiChoice announced that it would actively avoid airing any content in which Hofmeyr might appear in, including the broadcast of any library material that featured him.

The lobby group believes MultiChoice was not applying its new policy across the board.

In response to their highlighting her as an example, Mazwai simply declared: “Hands off Ntsiki Mazwai!”

She also went on to deny that she was racist, before going off on a rant of her own.

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