Embarrassing: Somizi Exposed For Texting Himself

Entertainment industry legend Somizi Mhlongo has left many South Africans baffled after faking a message between himself and the recently departed Mbogeni Ngema.

Mbongeni Ngema died in a car crash aged 68 yesterday on the 27th of December 2023.

The news of the demise of the South African writer, lyricist, composer, director, choreographer and theatre producer who was best known for his work on Sarafina left many devastated.

Many South Africans were quick with their tributes.

His works “reflected the spirit of resistance” during white minority rule, his family said.

President Cyril Ramaphosa also chimed in on Ngema’s “masterfully creative narration of our liberation struggle honoured the humanity of oppressed South Africans” and “exposed the inhumanity” of the apartheid regime.

Then came Somizi.

Screenshot of Somizi texting himself.

Screenshot of Somizi texting himself.

In a now-deleted Instagram post, Somgaga expressed his pain as he captioned the WhatsApp screenshot that read:

“Good evening Mhlongo. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for what you did for me when I was at my lowest ebb.

“Without any provocation or me asking for help, you extended your hand towards me. You are the only one of the hundreds of my children who stepped forward for me.

“This has gone to the deepest and innermost of my being.

“Ngiyabinga Mhlongo. You have proved beyond any reasonable doubt that I today stand in the shoes of Ndaba.


“Mbogeni Ngema”

The message was followed by a lengthy caption from Somizi, expressing his love for the late Sarafina! creator.

Somizi's Instagram caption

Somizi’s Instagram caption

How the Internet responded to Somizi

It’s safe to say people were not happy with the Former Idols SA judge

As noted by the Citizen

One comment reads: ” Why is Somizi sending himself WhatsApp texts and pretending they are from Mbongeni Ngema?”

Another one said: “Somizi is an attention-seeking old lonely man, every time a celebrity dies, he acts like a chief mourner. Sies.”

Many suspect that the personality did this in an attempt to bring relevancy to his career.

Also See: Video of Mbongeni Ngema before the tragic accident


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