Somizi reacts to Kelly Khumalo standing by him. Somizi was suspended from his job as Idols SA judge after his estranged ex-husband accused him of abuse soon after he found himself in a lot if problems with big brands distancing themselves and him losing some of his big gigs like his 5FM radio gig.
Things seemed to be looking up for him after he got an invitation to attend the opening of one of Zimbabwe’s restaurant, he was set to come on the 4th of November at the reopening of Garwe Restaurant in Harare, Zimbabwe.
However that was not to be so as conservatives and the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) opposed the restaurant’s decision to involve Somizi in their reopening and called for him to be blocked from coming to Zimbabwe.
The restaurant found itself at the centre of a homophobia-fueled storm and had no choice but to cancel the self made chef.
After they canceled him they opted for Kelly Khumalo who agreed but canceled last minute after she discovered that her friend Somizi’s invitation had been canceled because of his sexuality.
Somizi Mhlongo has dedicated an appreciation post to Kelly Khumalo thanking her for standing by him when the world would not he went on to share a video of them dancing together. He wrote;
hayi shem wena Miss LOYAL
i know how sensitive ur when it comes to loyalty….and u have proven so many times what the word means.”
Recently u have been tested not once but twice and still u rose for the occasion….and this time even if u took the offers i wasnt gonna be offended but still u didnt….being replaced by u wud be an honor to me and wud show that i need big shoes to replace me….but u didnt coz yo loyalty wud not allow u
Kelly Khumalo …..ngiyavuma….
I love u…..and i hope u will never ever doubt that id also do the same for u”