The Star Late Edition

Somizi says tweets of spat are fake


WHEN media personalit­y Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung found himself at the top of the trends list on Monday morning, he was probably just as shocked as the rest of Mzansi.

It all started on Twitter when a picture of Somizi replying to his husband’s tweet started making its rounds. In the picture, Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo tweeted: “For the record, abusers and scammers are two different things. I’ll stop here.”

Somizi replied to the tweet by apparently swearing at Mohale.

The streets of Twitter were in a mess. At face value the tweets appear authentic, with the correct user names for both Somizi and Mohale and the correct profile pictures used, but Somizi has said they are fake.

The Idols SA judge tweeted both tweets were fake. “… this is malicious but I’m glad we have a platform to correct it … both tweets are fake.”

Last month Somizi left social shocked media users when he revealed a prerequisi­te for going on a date with him. This, after a Twitter user asked the star if he wanted to go on a date. Responding to the question, Somizi said: “6 months bank statement … angisadlal­i.”

Clearly shocked, some found his response hilarious; others asked why a married man was entertaini­ng going on a date with someone else.

The status of Somizi and Mohale’s marriage has been questioned since their extravagan­t wedding in 2019.

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