Somizi put on “time off” by SABC and IdolsSA

Somizi excused from Metro FM and Idols SA until the abuse allegations made against him by his husband, Mohale, have been resolved.

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.”

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.

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