Somizi Mhlongo

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Somizi Mhlongo
Born (1972-12-23) December 23, 1972 (age 45)[1]
Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality South African
Other names SOMGAGA
Years active 1978 - present
Known for Idols South Africa (judge)
Spouse(s) Mohale Motuang (2017)
Partner(s) Palesa Madisakwane (separated)
Children Bahumi Madisakwane

Somizi Mhlongo is a popular South African choreographer and radio personality. Somizi has appeared in various television shows, such as Living the Dream with Somizi, I am and Idols SA. On his appearance on the show I am, Somizi expressed how he faced challenges because of his sexuality. Somizi is also a father.

Early years[edit]

Somizi was exposed to the entertainment industry at an early age. He is the son to veteran actors Mary Twala and the late Ndaba Mhlongo. Somizi started acting from a young age.


Somizi has claimed that he does not exaggerate his sexuality to become famous, after it had been suggested that his behaviour was not merely a publicity stunt .[2]


  1. ^ "Somizi Mhlongo reveals his age". The Citizen. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Somizi slams claims he is just flamboyant for the fame". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 23 December 2017.