- Somizi's name is trending on social media after Zimbabwe reportedly banned him from entering the country because he is openly gay
- The larger-than-life media personality was supposed to be a guest chef at the reopening of a top restaurant in the country this Thursday
- While Mzansi is defending Somizi after the news broke, some Zimbabweans have showed full support to the country's decision to ban the star
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Somizi has been banned from entering Zimbabwe because he is openly gay. The reality TV star was supposed to be a guest chef at the reopening of the country's posh restaurant this Thursday, 4 October.
The Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe wrote to the Office of the President and Cabinet asking the government to not allow the popular media personality to visit the country because of his sexuality.
In the letter doing the rounds on Twitter, the council wrote that Somgaga's presence would disrupt the country's spiritually. They reiterated that they are not yet ready to allow the star's influence on their children, according to ZAlebs.
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Tweeps have shared mixed reactions to the news. Some South Africans have shown love to the star while some Zimbabweans said they support the move to not allow Somizi to enter their country.
"Thank you. Please keep it up. We don't want that nonsense here please."
"They are absolutely right... not here!"
"If you endorse homophobia, you must also endorse xenophobia, it comes from the same place of ignorance. If Somizi must not enter Zim for his sexuality, then all Zims must leave SA at once for their nationality. The culture of "othering" those different to you must be destroyed."
"Zimbabwe is being xenophobic and homophobic towards Somizi. No one wants to raise that issue. Let South Africa do the same to any foreigner nizozwa (y'all will never hear the end of it)."
Somizi slams new relationship rumours
In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Somizi has denied that he's found new love. The media personality has slammed reports that he has jumped into a new relationship with a man he called @b_bongzie.
The former Idols SA judge posted snaps of himself with @b_bongzie while they were enjoying each other's company at 012 Lifestyle in Brooklyn, Pretoria on the weekend. A blog then took the snaps and wrote an article claiming SomGaga is now in a relationship with the man in the snaps.
Somizi took to Instagram to slam the rumours. The reality TV star shared a screenshot of the article and apologised to the "friend" he is allegedly in love with.
Source: Briefly News