His employer, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), confirmed this much in a statement.
Somizi, who’s one of the judges on the reality show Idols SA, is reeling under a storm of allegations bordering on abuse from Mohale. Among others, Mohale had alleged that Somizi had at one point threatened him with a knife. He also claimed that Somizi had frustrated his plans to work with the Fergusons, leading Connie Ferguson to discontinue communication with him (Mohale).
On the storm of allegations against Somizi, SABC noted in its statement that Somizi had requested for time off work in order to handle the allegations against him. While not declaring Somizi guilty, the corporation distanced itself from any form of violence and abuse.
By the way, in a statement, Somizi’s legal team made it clear that the Idols SA judge will speak at the appropriate time on receiving the go-ahead from his legal team, since the allegations against him are pretty grievous.
It remains to be seen where the case will lead. Stay tuned for updates.