Mzansi has taken to social media to express their heartbreak when they noticed the absence of Somizi Mhlongo on Idols SA season 17, episode 8.On Sunday evening, Unathi and Randall Abrahams that remained standing on the popular talent search show and were joined by guest judge Lady Du.
Earlier this month Mzansi Magic has revealed that Lady Du will kick-start the plan to rotate celebrity guest judges this season of the popular singing show.
There’s been some controversy around Somizi since an audio recording obtained by a Sunday publication and widely shared on social media, Motaung was heard citing physical abuse from as early as three weeks into their relationship as one of the contributing factors to their divorce.
Tweeps reacted to the first show without his flamboyant presence:
— Thembisile (@Mbebe_T) August 29, 2021
— KenneTh (@KinqBozziSA) August 29, 2021
#IdolsSA I act like I am ok but deep down I miss Somizi😭It feels like a funeral without him.I wouldn’t push it and say the show is nothing without him but his absence is very loud. pic.twitter.com/75z8tSRhUA
— Danica Khumalo (@KhumaloDanica) August 29, 2021
I swear to God Twitter has one of the most confused individuals ever, a couple of weeks ago ya’ll were busy with canceling Somizi, today is bring back Somizi. 🚮🚮#BringBackSomizi pic.twitter.com/MO74jTHFzE
— YOU CAN’T COPY RESPECT (@Joel_Mabu) August 29, 2021
— M•S•E•L•E•K•U☆♡ (@Nqobile_blose24) August 29, 2021
— Love always wins ❤️❤️💋💋🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@thabiecibane) August 29, 2021
— Prudence Mzwakali (@pruddy1406) August 29, 2021