True repentance involves acknowledgment of wronging God and neighbor – and the South African singer, songwriter, and actor Steve Hofmeyr, now the most prominent Boer nationalist, took that very bold step last week.
Back in 1992, just after the abolishment of the majority of segregation laws, white South Africans went to the polls to vote on entering a multiracial liberal democracy, with 69% of the electorate sadly voting ‘yes’. A no vote could have forced the government to negotiate for a white homeland in South Africa, but the silent generation and the boomers quite literally gave away the country to Marxist enemies of God and our people. Hofmeyr, a leftist at the time, was one of those who voted in favor of this abomination.
Last Friday, however, in a Facebook post he admitted that his vote was “treason against my people and their sovereignty. It was high treason against my God to allow Communism into the life of my family. I deeply regret this.”
Confessions don’t come much clearer than that. While it might possibly be too late for the Boer people, Hofmeyr is now a forgiven man. Forgiven by his people and, if his heart is as true as I think it is, also forgiven by God. It certainly wasn’t too late for him. He will go down in history as a Boer hero.