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Somizi shames his daughter, Bahumi over her decision not to engage with ancestors

Mzansi media personality Somizi Mhlongo sat down with his daughter Bahumi to discuss her surname change and her belief to not engage with ancestors on the latest episode of his reality show, which aired on Showmax on Wednesday 29 June.

Somizi Mhlongo has a 26-year-old daughter with actress Palesa Madisakwane. Palesa revealed that Somizi did not pay damages for Bahumi and therefore she took on her mom’s surname. However, she now wants to take on her father’s surname.

Palesa’s family says that traditional steps need to be followed in order for Bahumi to take on the Mhlongo surname. The media personality seems to agree, but Bahumi expressed that she does not believe in engaging with her ancestors.

The Idols SA judge then explained that Bahumi will not get his surname until the rituals are done.

“She won’t get it, shame. We’ll have to slaughter an animal. She has to speak to the ancestors if she wants the surname,” he said.

“She won’t get it by just signing some documents. We didn’t get the surname from Home Affairs, we got it from our ancestors,” he continued.

Bahumi thought it “wasn’t fair” that her parents were not supporting her decision to change her surname without the necessary traditions.

“I’ve never put my parents in a position where they had to do anything they weren’t comfortable with and I’ve been very supportive of everything,” she said.

She expressed that she has done everything to support their beliefs but she feels like it is not reciprocated.

“I think that’s the part that just kind of ticking me off, you know? I’ve been very supportive of my family and their beliefs, I’ve been there…. I’ve done everything,” she continued.

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