Idols SA Judge Somizi Mhlongo has been given some time off by M-Net, until the abuse allegations leveled against him by Mohale Motaung, his estranged husband are resolved.
This announcement comes after Somizi broke his silence and responded to the abuse allegations on his Instagram page, on Friday. Somizi met up with M-Net and have reached an agreement on the matter.
M-Net said in the statement, “M-Net and Somizi Mhlongo met to discuss his role on Idols SA in light of the allegations made against him. We have reached a mutual agreement that Mr Mhlongo will take some time off to deal with his personal circumstances until this matter has been resolved. Viewers will still see Mr Mhlongo on their screens until Sunday, 22 August 2021, as the audition shows for Idols SA were pre-recorded.”
It has been a hectic couple of days for Somizi, after the allegations made headlines and started trending on social media. The explosive audio where the abuse, violence and jealousy is detailed went viral after Sunday World posted it on their website and both Mohale and Somizi have been trending since.
Somizi has since asked for a leave of absence from Metro FM as well, to deal with this matter till its resolved.