- Simphiwe Dana has taken to social media to defend Somgaga following his recent outburst at Mzansi journalists
- Simphiwe Dana accused journalists of trying to "destroy" local entertainers
- Simphiwe Dana shared that she doesn't think Somizi was wrong when he lambasted the journalists for inquiring about his private life and TV show
Simphiwe Dana has defended Somizi following his recent outburst at two entertainment journalists. The songstress took to social media on Monday, 18 January and shared that she doesn't think Somizi is wrong for responding rudely to entertainment reporters from two local publications.
One journalist asked Somgaga about his marital status with his hubby Mohale and the other asked him about his cooking show Dinner at Somizi's. Somizi then shared the screengrabs from his convo with the journos on social media. He told them where to get off.
Somizi's responses to the journos sparked a huge debate online. Some defended Somizi while others slammed him for responding rudely while the journalists were only trying to do their job.
Simphiwe took to Twitter shared the screenshot from Somizi's chat with a City Press journalist and wrote:
"I don’t think Somizi is wrong. There are boundaries. Respect them. Us being public figures doesn’t create grounds for uba wena usiqhele. Otherwise write your story ungasifaki (don't involve us)..."
A tweep then showed Simphiwe a distasteful quote from Somgaga's response to the second journalist from Sunday World. Simphiwe responded:
"I didn’t see this one. And it’s completely out of line. It would be good to know what led to it."
Another tweep @myemancipation, who is Hopewell Mpapu, Daily Sun entertainment journalist - according to his bio, took to Simphiwe's comment section to share his thoughts on her post. He wrote:
"The issue with so called celebrities is that they don't understand that being in the public eye comes with drawbacks that they should be able to deal with maturely. I know 'celebrities' far bigger, who are graceful and mature about handling the media. Tyni sifela ntoni."
"So called celebrities? Somizi is a so called celebrity? Niyadelela ( y'all are rude) and you don’t deserve the job of being a journalist. Blocked."
The musician further accused journalists of trying to "destroy" celebrities. She then asked them to treat entertainers well.
"I think you guys have been given a very long rope. And you’re hanging yourselves. Treat people how you’d like to be treated. Put yourselves in people’s shoes before you try destroy them."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Somizi shared a message he received from a person claiming to be a journalist for City Press claiming she has it on good authority that Somizi and Mohale are getting a divorce.
She asked Somizi if this was true. She also wanted to know if this was the reason that Mohale was not invited to his birthday a few weeks back.
She had one more question that was visible in the screenshot that Somizi shared, she wanted to know if infidelity was the reason for the couples alleged relationship troubles. Somizi had a sharp reply to the message, he dared her to write the story and he promised to sue the journalist and the publication, telling them to get their facts straight. Somizi captioned the post with the following:
"So @city_press has become a tabloid... ok... two can play the game... to stand a chance to win I don't know what dial the number and let Julia know what it feels like to have your privacy invaded unprovoked."
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Source: Briefly News