This comes after Hofmeyr in a tweet said: “Dear @zilevandamme and @ZindziMandela I’m a South African tax-paying citizen. Effectively, I AM your boss. You WILL jump when I say so and you WILL ask how high. And when you come to take our lives&land, you WILL die. Our contract is that simple. And don’t you forget it.(sic)”
The ANC was due to lay the charges on Thursday, but rescheduled to Monday.
“The ANC will now lay the charges against Hofmeyr on Monday, 24 June, in Johannesburg for his racist rants and issuing of death threats against South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane and DA MP Phumzile van Damme,” ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe said.
Mabe said they want to send a strong message that racists have no place in South Africa’s democratic society.
Hofmeyr was responding to a series of tweets from both women in unrelated incidents.
Van Damme on Tuesday described an alleged racist incident at the V&A Waterfront.
Posting a picture of the alleged racists, she tweeted: “The family. This lady was filming me the entire time, so I tried to take photos & that little s*** in the black t-shirt came to my face & came within my face & [said] “voetsek you black” & threw [my phone] on the ground. He was threatening violence so in self-defence I punched him in the head.”
Last Friday, Mandela-Hlongwane took to Twitter to talk about the land debate.
She tweeted: “Dear Apartheid Apologists, your time is over. You will not rule again. We do not fear you. Finally #TheLandIsOurs.”