FOR TOO long Somizi Mhlongo has been muted by major big brands.
This follows claims of abuse levelled against him by his estranged husband Mohale Motaung.
But Somizi is getting his groove back - and he's buzzing!
The media personality has, according to well placed sources, joined popular TV channel Moja Love as one of its talents and he has already begun filming.
“He is on set every day shooting and having a great time but it is intense,” the mole revealed to Daily Sun.
“He will be shooting almost every day for the next three weeks.”
Somizi’s joining of the channel comes as good news. It has been months since Metro FM and Idols SA put him on ice, and there is no sign of him going back to those platforms. He has always denied being abusive towards Mohale but admitted that their relationships had its up and down.
“I have never been physically or knowingly emotionally abusive towards my estranged husband. I totally deny the allegations of criminal acts towards him and would like to clear my name of that defamation,” Somizi said through a statement pouring cold water on the claims of abuse.
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In the very same statement, the much-loved media personality also admitted the allegations have caused big reputational damage and were affecting his work and ability to generate money.
But Mohale in a statement stood by his words and said indeed he was abused, revealing that he never meant for the damning audio to be leaked or taint Somizi’s image.
“I did, in fact, experience abuse at the hands of my estranged husband, both physical and psychological. It is not my wish to seesaw my experience against his as he only has his own conscience to deal with,” he said.
Daily Sun reached out to Somizi for a comment. The media personality said he couldn’t talk and asked to be called later.
The SunTeam reached out to Moja Love for a comment, but the channel hadn’t respond to questions at the time of going to print.