Five bombshells from Somizi Mhlongo’s reality show. Image via Instagram @somizi.

‘Innocent until proven guilty’: Somizi breaks silence on abuse allegations!

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo addressed the abuse allegations his estranged husband Mohale Motaung levelled against him in August 2021.


Five bombshells from Somizi Mhlongo’s reality show. Image via Instagram @somizi.

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo responded to the abuse allegations levelled against him by his estranged husband Mohale Motaung, amid his Idols SA return at a press conference today (16 February).


Mohale Motaung claimed Somizi Mhlongo physically and psychologically abused him in leaked audio clips that surfaced in August 2021. Aside from denying the allegations, Somizi has not spoken about the matter much, until now. 

Somizi answered a question at a press conference regarding the abuse allegations. He said that his private life and work life are separate but sometimes clash. The media personality went on to say that he is innocent until proven guilty. Take a look…

“As you may have noticed I’ve never spoken about anything and I believe my private life is my private life. My work life is my work life but sometimes those things also (clash),” he said. 

“So, I’m still standing there. I feel like I can’t say anything at the moment and I don’t want to say anything at the moment regarding that but it was one of the toughest times of my life and my career but we move forward and like they say ‘guilty until proven innocent’… no ‘innocent until proven guilty’ and also I would like to end it there,” he continued.

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Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela asked Proverb at the press conference if he would be hanging up the mic soon and he said….

“To navigate from when the opening credits start right up to when we announce the winner. So, it has absolutely nothing to do with me. It is like asking is a guitar is no longer going to be a part of the show,” he said. 

“All it is, is an instrument used to facilitate and make sure we have a successful show. So, my job, in truthly speaking is insignificant to who does it. I am just so privileged to be at the helm at the moment,” he continued.

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