Following personal allegations against him, Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo will be taking time off from the show to attend to the matters.
In a statement from Multichoice, the broadcaster said that “we have reached a mutual agreement that Mr Mhlongo will take some time off to deal with his personal circumstances until this matter has been resolved.
Viewers will still see Mr Mhlongo on their screens until Sunday, 22 August 2021, as the audition shows for Idols SA were pre-recorded.”
Multichoice added, “As a strong proponent of a violence-free South Africa, we view these allegations seriously and are giving them the attention they deserve.”
However Somizi has denied claims made by his estranged husband saying that he is not a victim.
Mhlongo took to his social media platform and posted a statement.