Steve Hofmeyr thanks Andile Mngxitama for uniting him with Mosiuoa Lekota

13 December 2018 - 11:28 By Chrizelda Kekana
Steve Hofmeyr and Mosiuoa Lekota.
Steve Hofmeyr and Mosiuoa Lekota.
Image: Twitter/Tumi Sole

Afrikaans musician Steve Hofmeyr took to Twitter to thank BLF leader Andile Mngxitama for creating circumstances that have seen him unite with people like Cope's leader Mosiuoa Lekota.

The singer, who called on people to take action by signing a petition that, if successful, would see the EFF and BLF be disqualified by the electoral law, thanked Mngxitama for bringing them together.

"Mosiuoa Lekota and I certainly have differences. But I stand with him and all the parties,  organisations and individuals who seek less bloodshed in South Africa and not more. For this rare hour of unity, Andile, we thank you."

Mngxitama landed in hot water after he urged supporters at a party rally in Potchefstroom to kill white people and their pets should black people be attacked and killed in the quest for land. 

The comments saw calls from many South Africans asking that Mngxitama be prosecuted for hate speech. The BLF has since has defended its president saying that Mngxitama had been speaking in the context of self-defence at the time.

Mngxitama, whose Twitter account has been suspended, spoke at a press conference and remained defiant.

"It is easy, if you are prepared to kill to keep the land, we are equally prepared to do the same to get it back. It is life for life," he said.

A picture of Steve and his new friend went viral on Twitter.

Steve had explained earlier that he and Lekota would meet so that they could each open a case against Mngxitama.

“Why do we do it? Because Andile is a criminal and we stand where we can. Come together and open your own case, as an organisation or individual,” Steve said.