Somizi helped a woman stuck roadside, but she only realised later who he was!

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Somizi Mhlongo (Photo: Gallo)
Somizi Mhlongo (Photo: Gallo)
  • Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo offered a stranger roadside assistance after he saw her experiencing car trouble.
  • According to the post, the woman didn't immediately recognise him because he was wearing a cap, sunglasses and face mask.
  • Somizi says the moral of the story is that we make the world a better place, by helping one person at a time.


Getting stuck on the side of the road can be a terrifying experience, especially during a time when people are extra cautious about offering help.

Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo shared a post online, detailing what happened when he offered assistance to a woman who was experiencing car trouble.

"I know we live in a world full of anger, rage and danger.....we don't trust anything even if it looks innocent, [sic]" he started the post.

He went on to explain that he saw a woman stranded in the 'middle of a busy road,' and despite his initial concerns, he made a U-turn and offered help.

"I was wearing my cap and mask and sunglasses.....so she had no idea who I was, [sic]" he wrote.

The woman told Somizi that her husband was on his way, and that she would be okay on her own, but Somizi gave her his number "just in case" as he was close by.

"I think she realised after I had left who I was when she saw my dp on my WhatsApp I guess, [sic]" he said, sharing a photo of their Whatsapp conversation.

In the screenshot of the conversation, the woman, named Melissa, says that she "was in a state" and didn't immediately recognise him.

"Wonderful to know there are amazing people with lovely hearts like yourself still out there," she wrote to the TV star.   

Somizi ended the heartwarming post, writing: ".....moral of the story....making this world a better place one person at a time....its not that bad...."

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