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Somizi, unhinged: Mhlongo faces backlash for ‘bullying’ media

Published by Andile Sicetsha

Somizi Mhlongo has drawn the line in the sand between himself and entertainment media. The famed choreographer made it utterly clear that a right of reply is never necessary in allegations involving his name.

The vulgar text Somizi Mhlongo sent to a journalist

Mhlongo posted screenshots of multiple editors’ requests for comment on a number of allegations swirling the celebrity’s name, on his Instagram page, encouraging his fans to harass them with spam calls and texts.

One was of a request Sunday World editor Kabelo Khumalo made to Mhlongo, regarding his comment on claims that Dinner at Somizi’s wasn’t renewed for season 2 due to an ongoing legal tussle with producer Hastings Moeng.

The response Mhlongo gave Khumalo was marked out but in doing some digging, we have reliably learned the scale of its vulgarity. For merely offering Mhlongo the right to place a comment on record, in a story involving his name, Khumalo was told:

Mhlongo leaks journos contact info

The radio host went a step further and leaked the contact information of City Press journalist who had reached out for comment on rumours surrounding his alleged breakup with husband Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo.

Without replying, Mhlongo posted the journo’s contact number on his Instagram and ordered his followers to spam her number.

“So [City Press] has become a tabloid. Okay, two can play that game. To stand a chance to win I don’t know what, dial the number and let Julia know what it feels like to have your privacy invaded, unprovoked,” he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.

Can the celeb get into legal trouble for this?

At this time, it remains unclear if the publications will be pursuing legal action against the radio host. Industry leading voices have spoken out about Mhlongo’s ‘bullyish’ behaviour and vowed to take the matter to relevant authorities.

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