SANEF Slams Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung for Harassing Journalists

SANEF Slams Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung for Harassing Journalists

- Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung is upset by questions he received from journalists and took to social media to show his frustrations

- According to the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF), Somizi called the journalists obscene names

- SANEF is requesting that action be taken against Somizi for the way he handled the situation on social media

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Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung recently lost his cool and responded to journalists who were asking him for comments in a rather harsh manner. After sending his responses, the Idols SA judge took to Instagram to share screenshots of the conversations.

Journalists had asked Somizi about his marriage to his husband, Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo. They had also enquired about what will be happening to his show, Dinner At Somizi's, since it came to light that the concept had been 'stolen' from Hastings Moeng.

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The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) said that they were not impressed with how Somizi reacted to the journalists and they called for action to be taken against him.

SANEF slams Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung for harassing journalists
Somizi is in trouble with SANEF after the comments he made on Instagram to a couple of journalists. Image: @somizi
Source: Instagram

The journalists involved in the matter are Kabelo Khumalo and Julia Madibogo. According to SANEF, Somizi did not handle the matter in the correct manner:

"Instead of responding to the questions raised, Mhlongo opted to insult Khumalo and his parents, calling them obscene names, and abused Madibogo.
"Mhlongo further took a screengrab of the text of his conversation with both journalists and used his Instagram account to reveal the text and cellphone numbers of the journalists."

SANEF revealed that the journalists involved have been facing threats from Somizi's fans and their safety has been compromised. The posts from Somizi's Instagram account have since been deleted but the journalists are still being abused by online trolls. previously reported that Somizi reacted to a message asking about Dinner at Somizi's legal woes. Dinner at Somizi's hit a legal snag after summons were issued to Somizi Mhlongo and Multichoice.

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The complainant is accusing Somizi of stealing the idea for the show. Somizi has shared a text message he received from a person claiming to be a journalist from Sunday World.

The person, who identified themself as Kabelo Khumalo, wanted to know if the popular second season of Dinner at Somizi's had been put on hold due to legal proceedings.

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