Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung’s relationship has been the talk of the town this week after the two made numerous headlines for the apparent violence and abuse that went on in their marriage.
Now, M-Net has released a statement with regards to Somizi role on Idols SA in light of the abuse allegations that have been made against him by his husband.
“M-Net is aware of the allegations made against Somizi Mhlongo. We take allegations of this sort very seriously and are monitoring the situation closely.
“M-Net and Mr. Somizi Mhlongo met to discuss his role on Idols SA in light of the allegations made against him. We have reached a mutual agreement that Mr. Mhlongo will take some time off to deal with his personal circumstances until this matter has been resolved.”
TV: Somizi Mhlongo released from Idols SA
Following the serious allegations of abuse in his marriage, Multichoice has decided to release Mhlongo from his judging job on #IdolsSA
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) August 6, 2021
The channel also said they were aware that Somizi had taken legal action against Mohale over the allegations which have been made against him (Somizi).
“We also cognisant that Mr. Mhlongo has referred the matter to his attorneys,” they wrote.
M-Net said Somizi would still be seen on their channel until Sunday, 22 August.
“Viewers will still see Mr Mhlongo on their screens until Sunday, 22 August 2021, as the audition shows for Idols SA were pre-recorded,” they said in the statement.
What was done to Dj Fresh and to Katlego Maboe must also be done to Somizi.
We want him off our TV shows, off radio, off everywhere for what he did to Mohale.
we need better role models on our TV and radio pic.twitter.com/mOSexLo9T0
— Native Indigenous🇿🇦 🇱🇸 (@Nomagadlela) August 1, 2021