Celeb: Hofmeyr throws his … tea

2008-12-17 00:00

Sun City — Singer Steve Hofmeyr threw tea in the face of YOU/ Huisgenoot editor Esmaré Weideman before the crowning of Miss South Africa on Monday, in full view of about 60 guests.

The incident happened at a breakfast attended by guests of the organisers of the Miss South Africa pageant, at which Hofmeyr later performed.

A friend of both Weideman and Hofmeyr, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she was sitting near Weideman’s table and saw what happened.

“Steve was standing and talking to someone while holding the tea. He then … walked past Esmaré’s table.

“She said something to him, probably to greet him, when he unceremoniously threw the cup of tea in her face. She said absolutely nothing and was clearly shocked.

“Steve said to me recently that he holds three journalists responsible for the fact that he will be without … his two sons this Christmas. One of them is Esmaré.”

Neither Hofmeyr nor Weideman would comment.

Hofmeyr has assaulted various journalists in the past over perceived slights and unfavourable coverage.

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