Man or mouse? Somizi’s hilario

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo. Image via Instagram @Somizi.

Man or mouse? Somizi’s hilarious reaction to rat in his house [watch]

If you need some comic relief, do yourself a favour and watch ‘Idols SA’ judge Somizi sing away his fear after spotting a rat in his house.

Man or mouse? Somizi’s hilario

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo. Image via Instagram @Somizi.

Media personality and celebrity chef Somizi Buyani Mhlongo found a rat in his house and his reaction is nothing short of hilarious. The Idols SA judge sang and screamed as he contemplated packing his bags, in a video posted to his Instagram on 30 June. 


In a video shared to his Instagram, Somizi shows his 4.1 million followers that a rat has intruded what seems to be one of his Johannesburg homes. He explained that he locked the garage door and the door leading to the garage so he does not know how the rat got in.

“There’s a rat in my house and I have locked the door to the garage and I am scared of rats! Oh, my God, I am leaving this house!” sang Somizi.

“Hey rat, go away you devil,” yelled Somizi. 

The rat then proceeded to run under Somizi’s SMEG fridge. 

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The 1:42-second video of Somizi screaming and singing in fear already has more than 420 000 views and 36 000 likes in less than 24 hours. 


Taking to the comments section of the post, many South African celebrities found humour and concern at Somizi’s rat experience. 

“The mouse is low key cute. Lol,” wrote actress Pearl Thusi. 

“I would be weak same time!!! ????,” wrote artist Thulisile Phongolo.

“Throw the whole house away????????????,” wrote former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi.

“The Rat: “Yo! Can you relax? I’m trying to get out. Dude stop shouting!! Wait! You got some cheese??” ????,” wrote television presenter Leratokganyago.


This video follows Somizi’s 10 minute long video where the media personality addressed racism and classism within the LGBTQIA+ community saying that Gay Pride marches are not inclusive as they are held in suburbs.

He went on to mention that little boys and girls in townships also need these kinds of events as they are living in fear and danger of who they are. 

Somizi, who also identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and his husband, Mohale Motaung, have had a rocky first year of marriage. Between infidelity rumours, public speculation of Vusi Nova being more than Somizi’s “bestie” and divorce claims, the pair have had a hard time holding it together.

However, the couple are still together and Mohale recently confirmed that they are not getting divorced although they were going through some things.

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