Somizi to wed again?

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Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung married in 2019. Photo: Oupa Bopape /Gallo Images
Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung married in 2019. Photo: Oupa Bopape /Gallo Images


Media personality Somizi Mhlongo is allegedly preparing to marry his new fiancé, Pholoso Mohlala, in September.

Sources close to the Idols SA judge have also alleged that Mamfene, as he is affectionately known among his friends, paid a substantial amount in lobola for his new man.

“The date’s been set. He’s getting married in September. The couple’s going to look at wedding venues on Monday [tomorrow],” said one source.

The source said: 

He paid lobola during the long weekend of March 19 at Pholoso’s home in Hammanskraal.

Mhlongo and Mohlala first made headlines in April, when the Living the Dream With Somizi star hosted a 26th birthday celebration for his new partner at the Just Cuban restaurant in Hatfield, Pretoria, along with media personality Dineo Ranaka.

READ: Somizi to air divorce details in Living The Dream With Somizi, but Mohale doesn’t care

“Somizi just wants to get married. It’s as if he’s trying to show [his estranged husband, media personality Mohale Motaung] that, even after leaving him, he’ll find another man and settle down,” said another source.

The former Metro FM host has been throwing out hints about his upcoming nuptials on his social media pages and during his reality television show.

In a six-second video clip that Mhlongo shared – and then deleted – on his Instagram account in April, he and another male figure could be seen holding hands while wearing diamond-encrusted engagement rings.

In the final episode of the fifth season of his show, Mhlongo left viewers hanging when he said that the biggest highlight of season five was:

That I’m getting married again.

In another clip on the show, he also teased: “I want to get married at 50. The first time was a rehearsal.” He will be turning 50 in December.

Mhlongo was married to Motaung for a year and the two are currently in the process of a separation.

READ: Somizi and Mohale were not legally married

Their divorce has been rocked by allegations of physical and emotional abuse, which will be addressed by Motaung in a tell-all special scheduled to be broadcast on Showmax on August 4.

Mohlala is a powerhouse in his own right, as he is currently appearing in the Mzansi Magic soapie The Queen.

The Pretoria-based actor previously had a stint in Isidingo in the role of Thabang. He is also reportedly a wealthy businessperson in the alcohol industry and the founder of 012 Gin SA.

Talking about his new love interest during his show, Mhlongo said: “He has a career and a house, which means he pays a bond. He has a car and he’s extremely into me.”

The pair allegedly recently celebrated their engagement in Cape Town at Ayepyep Lifestyle.

Neither Mhlongo nor Mohlala have commented on the alleged upcoming nuptials.

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