Somizi Mhlongo responds to claims of intellectual property theft

Somizi Mhlongo responds to claims of intellectual property theft

- Somizi Mhlongo has finally come forward to address allegations claiming that Dinner at Somizi’s was a stolen idea

- Being accused of intellectual property theft is not something that Somizi has taken lightly

- Admitting that he has spoken to Hastings back in 2913 or 2014, Somizi denied seeing any actual documentation of the pitch

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Somizi Mhlongo has finally come forward to address allegations claiming that Dinner at Somizi’s was a stolen idea. These are not small allegations and it was smart for Somizi to take his time to respond.

The entertainment world is tough. With so much content out there it is near to impossible to produce something that it totally original.

Briefly.co.za saw that Somizi came to address the issue on live TV. Being accused of intellectual property theft is not something that Somizi has taken lightly and that is also why he has taken his time to respond.

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A man came forward to claim the idea and extensive proof has been provided. Somizi and the producer have now been put on the spot to explain the matter. Hastings Moeng is the man who is allegedly the brains behind the juicy concept. He pitched the idea many times and it was literally taken from him without any recognition.

Somizi Mhlongo responds to claims of intellectual property theft

Somizi Mhlongo has finally come forward to address allegations claiming that Dinner at Somizi’s was a stolen idea. Image: Somizi Mhlongo/Image.
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During an interview with News Room Africa, Somizi explained his side of the story. Admitting that he has spoken to Hastings back in 2913 or 2014, Somizi explained that the baseline idea was pitched but no actual documentation was provided.

“I only spoke to him once. I think it was in 2013, not 2014. He told me he wants us to do a cooking show (called) "Dinner with Somizi," or something like that. But I have never seen any documents.”

Somizi denied seeing any emails with the pitch and explained that if there was anyone who saw the said emails it would have been his manager. Somizi had no knowledge of any emails or a documented pitch.

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Briefly.co.za previously reported that Somizi Mhlongo had the pleasure of having dinner with and interviewing the gorgeous Mzansi star, Thembinkosi Mthembu.

Dinner at Somizi’s is always a vibe on a Friday. Dinner at Somizi’s has quickly become a Mzansi Friday evening staple. Seeing all the delicious meals along with the fab guests has kept many South Africans coming back for more.

Somizi’s most recent guest was Thembinkosi, and the viewers were all over it. The people of Mzansi really love Thembinkosi.

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