Many are rally massive support for artist and singer Afrikaans Steve Hofmeyr, after multichoice announced that it will stop airing his song on any of their platforms.
A video of a man destroying a DStv satellite dish in support of controversial singer Steve Hofmeyr and Afrikaans has been doing the rounds on Facebook.
In the video, a man seemingly instructs his son, who is on the roof of their home, to cut town the dish.
“Is it loose, Boetman?” he asks. “Throw it down, it’s rubbish!” he says.
The younger man then throws the satellite dish on to the ground below.
“To the trash can with you!” the other man then says. “It’s either you, or Afrikaans. I choose Afrikaans.”
In the background, a young boy is heard asking: “Is it broken?”
“It is broken, my son. I don’t choose him above Afrikaans. I’m done with MultiChoice. Done!”
The younger man then proceeds to knock the dish with a sledgehammer.
“Hit it!” the older man encourages him. “Afrikaans is better than this thing. Now fold it up neatly and throw it in the trash. We’ll put it in the road for the people who collect scrap metal.”
“Why are you breaking it?” the young boy enquires.
“Because, my bull, they [MultiChoice] have decided they don’t like Uncle Steve [Hofmeyr] and Afrikaans. I don’t like spending money on them. You see? If they want to destroy our country and our language, then we won’t continue to pay,” the man tells the boy as the older son continues to bend the dish.
The video started doing the rounds following an instruction by 2019 kykNET Ghoema Music Awards sponsor MultiChoice to drop a song by Hofmeyr from its nominee list earlier this month.
Die Land (The Land), featuring Hofmeyr, Bok van Blerk, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Jay, and Touch of Class, was nominated in the Best Music Video category.
MultiChoice, in a letter to the Ghoemas, said it would cut ties with the award show if it didn’t remove the song due to Hofmeyr’s involvement.