If you’ve been following entertainment news recently, you will have come across the Somizi Mhlongo drama.
During a shocking audio interview leaked to the Sunday World, Mohale Motaung let loose on his estranged husband, accusing the Idols SA judge of physical abuse.
Now, it appears that Mhlongo will be dropping the title of Idols judge as MultiChoice has released a statement indicating that the star “will take some time off to deal with his personal circumstances.”
According to the statement, Mhlongo met with executives from M-Net to discuss his future on the popular singing competition, reaching a mutual agreement that will see Mhlongo take some time off.
As the audition show is pre-recorded, viewers will get one last glimpse of the star on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
This isn’t the first major corporation to drop Mhlongo following the abuse allegations, with MetroFM requesting the star to “take some time off from work.”
“The SABC can confirm that @METROFMSA management met with Mr. Somizi Mhlongo and he has requested to take some time off from work. Management has granted Mr. Mhlongo permission to do so.
— SABC (@SABCPortal) August 4, 2021