Media personality Somizi Mhlongo has been axed from his judging post on Idols.
In a released statement, Mnet said that they have met with Somizi to deliberate his role on Idols following the accusations that have been levelled against him by his estranged husband Mohale Motaung.
“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”
Viewers will still see Somizi on their screens until Sunday, 22 August as the auditions shows are pre-recorded.
Unsurprisingly this has gotten people talking and asking some questions that many people are truly asking themselves.
“I haven’t been following this whole this whole story, but what I want to find out, so after he deals with his personal issues will he be reinstated? Judging that he not released or fired. Do you have any idea?”
In response to this question, entertainment commentator Phil Mphela said:
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
These were some of the reactions:
That’s a valid question. It is unlikely that he will return to the show. Should the show have another season, the broadcaster will want to avoid attention being taken from the show and be about him”
“If he is innocent he should sue the publication that published an interview, without his side of the story. And also sue his ex for deformation and loss of income”
“The cancel culture must be revisited and inspected adequately. A mere allegation should not cost anyone their bread, especially during the time when people would do anything for clout”
“People are hypocrites sies!! Now that the allegations are about their favorite, “it’s sad”. If it was a woman being abused it was gonna be a different story nxa!”
“It’s SAD how easy it is to destroy a person in SA, you cry ABUSE without any sort of evidence a person is destroyed and haters celebrate. cause its black culture to celebrate ones down fall. #SALOYWA THINA BANTU QHA!”
Somizi took to Instagram to share his side of the story and clear his name from the allegations levelled against him by his husband:
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What is your take on this? Are you with Somizi or Mohale?