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VIDEO: Somizi speaks on that controversial Mbongeni Ngema text

Popular Mzansi media personality, reality TV star, and businessman, Somizi Mhlongo has addressed claims that he shared a fake WhatsApp text from the late Mbongeni Ngema in an attempt to get attention from the public.

After Mbongeni died in a car accident on December 27, Somizi took to Instagram to share a screenshot of an alleged WhatsApp message from the veteran playwright thanking him for always being there for him “without any provocation”.

Somizi later deleted the post after social media users criticized him for his tribute.


On Tuesday, Somizi took to his timeline to set the record straight.

“There is a group called Mbongeni Tribute, a group that we’ve had for the past five years. It’s all the cast members in that group. When I heard about the passing, we were talking in the group and I was telling the group that he just sent me a message like this a few days ago and I wanted to share it with them,” he said.

“I sent the same message not realising that it is a message that looks like I have sent myself to Mbongeni. I hope you get it and I am never going to explain this again. And I get why there was a huge uproar and I am not the type. I was just sharing how special this message was and how amazing that it happened a few days before he passed on.

Mbongeni Ngema

“That was the mistake … whether you believe it or you don’t, I explained it. Whoever was swearing at me, is justifiable … here’s the explanation, take or don’t take it, we have to move on. I wish I could wake buti Mbongeni to tell you he’s the one who sent the message before he passed, but, believes or you don’t that’s your problem. I didn’t want it to outshine my mourning process because the funeral is on Friday and I wanted to get it over and done with.”



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