What kind of a name is Steve?

Steve Hofmeyr is offering up R10k if you destroy your DStv equipment

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Once again the name Steve Hofmeyr is in the news and as you might expect it’s not for anything good.

Earlier this week MultiChoice said that it would remove any content featuring Hofmeyr from its platforms. In the past, Hofmeyer has courted controversy and MultiChoice seemingly wished to put some distance between Hofmeyr’s often racist views and its platform.

Of course the singer cried foul when a private company made a decision about what it does and doesn’t want on its platform and things have escalated.

The singer has now uploaded a video to his Facebook page in which he shows himself cancelling his DStv subscription, and then destroying his DStv satellite dish and decoder.

Head to the post that video is attached to and you’ll find Hofmeyr is offering up R10 000 to one person who smashes their own equipment.

A quick search reveals that we can pick up a dish for R294 from Leroy Merlin and yesterday MultiChoice launched a new DStv decoder for R399, though you can pay R599 for installation.

Of course destroying nearly R900 worth of equipment for R10 000 sounds like a good deal but ask yourself whether destroying your own gear is worth a shot at R10 000?

Are we telling you to destroy your DStv equipment? Not at all. Are we telling you to use your video editing skills to make it look like you are to try and earn R10 000 from Hofmeyr? Also no, but you’re a smart, free thinking person.

To take things seriously for a moment. Nobody, and we mean nobody is worth destroying things you’ve paid for with your own money. Boycott MultiChoice if you like but folks pay good money for second-hand DStv equipment, and destroying it to prove a point is like lighting money on fire.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we have a broken decoder we aren’t using and a dish that’s been vandalised that we need to destroy for R10 000.

Do you see the flaw in your plan now Steve?

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.