WATCH | ‘I thought I was chasing Somizi, not bags?’ – Mohale responds to gold-digger accusations

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Mohale Motaung has released a video, reading some tweets that would make anyone flinch.
Mohale Motaung has released a video, reading some tweets that would make anyone flinch.
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Some of the tweets about the former partner of Idols judge Somizi Mhlongo would make even the most poker-faced among us flinch.

South African users of social media platform Twitter are not known for their tact.

With the highly anticipated 4 August 2022 launch of Mohale: On the Record, the actor and model who used to be one half of Somhale has just released a YouTube video, reacting to some of the things Tweeps have to say about him. 

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"I wish I could trademark the word 'gold-digger'," says Mohale at one stage in the YouTube video. "So that every time someone decides to call me gold-digger, at least I make money."

Mohale and Somizi Mhlongo became the poster couple for gay marriage in South Africa when their SAFTA-nominated 2020 wedding special, Somizi & Mohale: The Union, was labelled the Union of the Year and set a then-record for the most first-day views on Showmax at launch.

Their relationship was also a central focus on Living The Dream With Somizi Season 4, which won the 2020 SAFTA for Best Structured or Docu-Reality Show.

But Somhale wasn’t the fairytale union it seemed. This became clear when the audio of an off-the-record interview with Mohale was leaked in August 2021, including allegations of how Somizi physically abused him.

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After reading some tweets that would make anyone flinch, Mohale says, "You know one thing about South Africa: they encourage all victims to speak up but when they do, they still go back and victimise them."

Watch the video here: 

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