Somizi, unhinged: Mhlongo faces backlash for ‘bullying’ media
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:
“Deadline yo msunu kanyoko, golo lika yihlo, u fucken abortion survivor” – Somizi https://t.co/VAtfoG6whs— Matshidiso Madia (@tshidi_lee) January 18, 2021
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.
Sbu when I was abused, harrased, intimidated for months and driven to depression and anxiety. Why did Sanef keep quite?— ZimasaMatiwane (@ZimasaMatiwane) January 18, 2021
Of course you guys have to intervene here and I'm happy at how promptly you indicate that you will.
But I have to ask, how does this work?
This is disgusting and getting out of hand. Yesterday he put a City Press journalists number on blast on Instagram encouraging his followers to harass her because she asked for comment on a story. He tells her to get her facts right when that's exactly what she was doing— Masa Kekana (@MasaKekana) January 18, 2021