Pick n Pay Niemand diss die Hof nie
Well almost niemand. Although Conrad Koch, handler of beloved plaything Chester Missing, has mentioned Steve Hofmeyr in a column in the Times, calling upon Pick n Pay to refrain from sponsoring the all-white AIG (Afrikaans is Groot) festival which the wispy-haired breker-turned-boer is headlining. Last week, you might remember with a shudder, the Father of the Nation (well a good few of them, anyway) let it be known in a tweet that he considered black people to be the Architects of Apartheid, which they were demonstrably and tragically not. Pick n Pay have pointed out that they are merely sponsoring the festival, not Hofmeyr per se, but that they are in any case reviewing their support for future such events. Hofmeyer, in the meantime, is doing what he does best: playing the red-eyed, quivery-jawed victim and getting injunctions against Koch left, right, right again, and centre.
Comment: A storm in a teacup, perhaps, however vile the views of Hofmeyr. But there is a trend, it seems, toward all sort of groups demanding accountability from businesses over issues for which they are only marginally responsible at best.