After Mohale Motaung’s alleged abuse allegations against Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung broke the internet’s hearts, one question prevailed. Are the allegations true? Sunday World has recently leaked audio clips of “what is believed to be a contained interview between Mohale and the producers of Living the Dream with Somizi.
The audios are 9:42 minutes and 42:14 minutes respectively and shared by Sunday World, which you can listen to in full here.
However, for the summary of what was said, simply read on.
1. Somizi allegedly sabotaged Mohale working with the Fergusons.
Yes, the same icons, Connie and the late Shona Ferguson.
The audios express that Somizi wasn’t happy about Mohale working with “certain people.”
“Somizi started feeling a certain way, and it was mainly about work, the friends that I made he didn’t like.”
The producer then asked if it was the Fergusons, to which Mohale responded “they were part of it.”
“All of a sudden Connie stopped speaking to me… two years later I found out then I confronted Somizi and then he confronted TT (TT Mbha, musician and artist), then they broke up as friends, but I figured that Somizi probably told TT to go and tell the Fergusons not to give me a job because he is the only person that I spoke to about the conversation I had with Connie and Shona,” he continued.
The producer asked if this was a form of jealousy or control, to which Mohale expressed that it was “control more than jealousy.”
“There’s have been a lot of opportunities I’ve been missing .. he would make sure I don’t get them, or mention that I shouldn’t go for them, or [express] that I’ve been working too hard.”
Mohale mentions that it put him in a difficult position because he’s young and wants to build himself, but indicates that he was made to feel that he’s then not putting enough into the relationship.
“Where’s your frustration?” asked the producer, to which Mohale noted that:
“[Somizi] doesn’t want to support me as much as I have supported him,”
2. The cheating and open relationship
Further, the producer went on to bring up that there were constant words on the street to do with the couple being caught up in arrangements, cheating on each other and an open marriage set-up. Mohale broke these down.
Somizi apparently had said in passing “how would [Mohale] feel if he (Somizi) would go out and have other sexual partners… or bring in other sexual partners into the house.”
“And I wasn’t comfortable,” Mohale expressed, adding that what frustrated him is that he is not really a sexual being, whereas Somizi is.
When asked if he agreed to Somizi’s proposal, Mohale notes that he did not, but felt like it happened anyway. “But I never agreed,” he clarifies.
In terms of cheating allegations, Mohale admits to cheating once in the early stages of the relationship, however these thoughts that Mohale is cheating never seemed to subside from Somizi’s head.
“Had you cheated on him because he cheated on you?” the producer shot the question at Mohale. Mohale expressed that it was more so a situation whereby he hadn’t ended a previous lingering relationship.
“Everyone found out and… Somizi fought him.”
3. On their marriage
“Was it still what we saw on TV? Or did you know it was built on shaky ground?” the question arose.
“I knew it was built on shaky ground,” Mohale confessed, before going on to refer the abuse he allegedly experienced.
4. The abuse
Mohale recalled a situation where he had lied about doing an influencer campaign, and Somizi beat him up, hence the ribs and broken teeth that circulated media headlines a few days ago.
“What do you say when he’s hitting you?” Mohale was asked.
“Nothing I just stood there.. well on the floor.”
Mohale recalled that just three weeks into their relationship, Somizi found out that Mohale didn’t sleep at his own place (whilst Somizi was on another trip in Durban to which Mohale didn’t apparently expect introspective details) and this was where he realised there was a factor of control in their relationship.
Somzi allegedly showed up at Mohale’s estate. Mohale expressed that he didn’t want to feel controlled as it was only three weeks in to their relationship.
In breaking the interview, the producer asks if anyone knew about the beating up and abuse.
“Does anyone know this?”
Mohale communicates that his parents didn’t know because he didn’t want his parents to hate Somizi.
The knife incident
In continuing the story of Somizi showing up to his estate, and after Mohale noted the issue of control, he expressed that this was where Somzi allegedly threatened to kill him with a knife.
“What the f*ck bro?” the producer expresses.
“I take my keys and I run,” Mohale retells, but then adds they moved on after that incident after they had talked things out. As the producer reiterates, this occurred long before their marriage.
The car incident
In another alleged incident, following yet another dispute to do with jealousy, Mohale drives away, being followed by Somizi. “And then, he hit me off the road with his car.”
“I was driving my Audi and he was driving his G-wagon,” Mohale tells to which the producer says in somewhat shock that it “sounds like Hollywood sh*t.. but I’m worried.”
Upon pulling up by Mohale’s car, to onlookers Somizi expressed that Mohale was in an accident and that he was helping.
“By the time we got married, I was very scared of this person,” Mohale said.
5. Was the abuse mutual?
“I’ve never done anything physical to him,” notes Mohale. He further notes that he has probably emotionally hurt Somizi, to which the producer and Mohale have a conversation about how Mohale seems to keeps to himself, embracing a cold exterior.
“That’s not what he was looking for in a partner,” Mohale confers.
6. Why still go through with the marriage?
When asked, Mohale expresses that he was scared, and fell for the promises that Somizi would never hurt him again. He also expresses that he was made to feel guilty, and so accepted it.
“It was also my fault so it’s okay,” he said.