Somizi says jail is waiting for student after racist tweet

Somizi (Photo: Gallo Images)
Somizi (Photo: Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Local reality star and one of the judges on Mzansi Magic’s (DStv 161) Idols SA, Somizi Mhlongo, plans court action against the woman who has since gone to ground after calling him “a homosexual k****tjie” on Twitter that sparked massive outrage on Tuesday.

Lia Meyer who has since gone to ground and who is reportedly “under sedation” following her comment on Twitter on Tuesday, deleted her @Liaa_Nu account after writing “Isn’t @somizi like a homosexual k*****tjie?” and then claimed that her account was hacked and that she’s not responsible for any comments on any of her social media.

Meyer has since disappeared but Somizi asked his followers to help hunt her down, saying jail is waiting for her: “My tweeter investigators pls help find the details of this racist. Jail awaits her”.


Meyer’s comment led to massive online outrage, with Somizi saying “I’m not letting this go. We gonna teach them a lesson one person at a time”.

Meyer in a message said “THIS IS MY ACCOUNT THAT WAS HACKED. I did not post this tweet and would never make such a remark. I take no responsibility for the view that was expressed in that tweet and sincerely apologise for the horrific message that was sent out. Please understand that it was not me. I have requested for the account to be deactivated and stopped from further hacking”.

Meyer couldn’t be reached for comment but Netwerk24 reported that she is apparently “under sedation”.

A friend of Lia, Hannah Gauche, took to Instagram to defend her. 


In December 2015 Mhlongo himself landed in a social media storm when he wrote on Instagram using composite images of protesting white South Africans that they’re using it as a front to “hide yo racist b******t”.

“Just coz you got away with apartheid doesn’t mean we can’t see you using this Zuma campaign as a shield to hide yo racist b******t” he wrote. Following a social media storm he deleted the entry and apologised and said he’s against the actions of racist white South Africans and not white South Africans in general. 

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