Following the SABC’s decision to launch an internal investigation against personality Somizi Mhlongo, fans are relieved to hear that the radio personality will continue heating up the airwaves.
The radio presenter put himself and his job at Metro FM on the firing line, following his breach in the contract at the radio station and lockdown protocol which prohibits the spread of fake news.
The SABC took matters even further by having him internally investigated after South Africa’s Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula laid charges at the Sandton police station in a bid to clear his name of any wrongdoing.
Sources from the radio station allege that Somizi was going to be booted out of the station. Fans are excited to know that Somizi’s voice will continue to be heard on the radio as SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo confirmed that the broadcaster decided he should report back to work.
“The SABC views the matter involving Mr Mhlongp in a serious light. It is also imperative to note that this matter was referred to the law-enforcement authorities. The SABC as an employee will allow the law to take its course,” said Seapolelo.
He further added that Mbalula laying charges against him made matters worse.
“Mbalula made the situation more difficult for Somizi by opening a case against him. He could only be saved if Mbalula dropped the charges, which is highly unlikely because he too was protecting his integrity. Because of the way things happened, it created an impression that Mbalula leaked information to him,” he added.
The Idols judge will be going back to court on July 3.