Eish: Somizi Gets the Boot, Allegedly Out of ‘Idols SA’ for Good

Eish: Somizi Gets the Boot, Allegedly Out of ‘Idols SA’ for Good

  • Media personality Somizi Mhlongo will reportedly not be making a return to Idols SA after being asked to temporarily leave to deal with his personal affairs
  • It seems the show has decided to part ways for good as he deals with allegations of domestic abuse
  • According to reports, guest judges will be filling his spot over the next few weeks and they will be announced on social media

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Somizi Mhlongo was placed on temporary leave from the popular TV show Idols SA but it seems the show has decided to give him the boot for good over Mohale's abuse allegations.

Somizi, Idols SA
Somizi will reportedly not be making a return to 'Idols SA'. Image: @somizi
Source: Instagram

This is according to the Daily Sun, who reported that the show is now looking elsewhere to fill the media personality’s very big shoes.

According to the publication, sources within the production revealed that the show was going in a new direction and would be hosting various guest judges throughout the season.

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According to Mzansi Magic, these judges would be announced on social media in due time.

Somizi Mhlongo: ‘Idols SA’ distances themselves amid abuse allegations

Briefly News had reported that Somizi Mhlongo and M-Net’s Idols SA had agreed to temporarily part ways amid the allegations of abuse levelled by his estranged husband.

The broadcaster released a statement explaining that they had given him some time off to deal with his “personal circumstances”.

This is not the only stream of income of Somizi's that was affected. Metro FM have also granted the media personality some time off during this personal crisis. Read more:

Somizi trends as Mohale spills the tea on his alleged abusive relationship

Somizi’s world was turned upside down after Mohale alleged that he suffered domestic violence by his hand. Briefly News reported Mohale revealed that the marriage was not as happy as they would have people think.

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Sunday World reported that Mohale alleged that Somizi threatened him with a knife only three weeks after they were married.

The allegations were made in a leaked audio tape, which Mohale denied releasing to the public. In a statement, Mohale suggested that the tape was leaked by his close friend and producer Legend Manqele.

Manqele has also since denied leaking the audio.

Source: Briefly News

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Sibusisiwe Lwandle (Head of Entertainment) Sibusisiwe Lwandle is the Head of Entertainment at Briefly News (joined in 2019). She holds one Bachelor of Arts (BA) and one Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of Cape Town and the University of KZN respectively. She has over 10 years of experience in journalism, having worked in print, online and broadcast media. She has worked at Independent Media and 1KZNTV and has contributed columns to the Washington Post. Passed set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Email: sibusisiwe.lwandle@briefly.co.za

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