Time’s up! Somizi hints at Met

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo. Image via Instagram @somizi.

Time’s up! Somizi hints at Metro FM return to die-hard fan

Somizi says he will return to Metro FM on Monday. Does this mean the abuse allegations have been resolved? And will he return to ‘Idols SA’ as well?

Time’s up! Somizi hints at Met

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo. Image via Instagram @somizi.

Media personality Somizi Mhlongo hinted that he will be back on Metro FM on Monday, via an Instagram story earlier today (13 August) after he had taken “some time off” amid the abuse allegations made against him by his estranged husband, Mohale Motaung. 

SOMIZI’S ‘TIME OFF’ FROM METRO FM

On 4 August, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) confirmed that Somizi will be taking “some time off” following the abuse allegations made against him by his estranged husband, Mohale Motaung, who claimed that the media personality physically abused him, sabotaged his career opportunities with the Fergusons and more. 

The SABC stated that Somizi requested the time off and the broadcasting company obliged. The SABC also acknowledged the abuse allegations made against the radio host and stated that they “condone any acts of abuse and violence.”

“The SABC can confirm that @METROFMSA management met with Mr. Somizi Mhlongo and he has requested to take some time off from work. Management has granted Mr. Mhlongo permission to do so,” wrote SABC on Twitter.

“The Corporation has also noted the comments on social media about Mr. Mhlongo and we would like to point out that the public service broadcaster does not condone any acts of abuse and violence,” continued the SABC.

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SOMIZI HINTS AT RETURN TO AIR

According to Metro FM’s line-up, Somizi hosts The Bridge alongside Dineo Ranaka and the Naked DJ and is popular for the Ask A Man segment. In the last week of his absence many fans took to Twitter to express how much they miss Somizi on the Ask A Man segment. 

While one die-hard Somizi fan took to his Instagram story to let his followers know how much he really misses Somizi on air. The media personality then shared the fans story assuring him that he will be back on Monday.

“I miss @somizi on ask a man #MetroFM,” wrote @vuyakazi_buda on Instagram. 

“Don’t worry I’m back on Monday”, replied Somizi Mhlongo.

Somizi responds to fan. Image via screenshot from Instagram.

ARE THE ABUSE CLAIMS RESOLVED?

Does this mean the abuse allegations have been resolved? With the last update from Mohale, he strongly backed up his allegations confirming that he was abused by Somizi. 

“I did in fact experience abuse at the hands of my estranged husband both physical and psychological,” said Mohale in a statement posted to his Instagram. 

Currently there is no public knowledge that Somizi and Mohale have resolved the abuse allegations, which means he is not likely to return to Idols SA yet, as multichoice stated that Somizi will take some time off until the allegations are resolved while Metro FM did not leave a clause to his leave. 

However, are listeners going to take Somizi’s Ask A Man advice as religiously as they used to? Probably not given the thousands of people who resonated with Mohale and called for Somizi to be cancelled like DJ Fresh and Katlego Maboe.