Unathi Nkayi And Thami Dish Friends?

Was this before or after the Somizi drama?

By  | Jan 29, 2023, 03:56 PM  | Unathi Nkayi  | Drama

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Unathi Nkayi was the beloved teary eyed judge on Idols SA for years. A job which meant that every year she was guaranteed to appear on television and one of the most watched singing competition shows in the country annually. However, ahead of the last season, it was confirmed that she was not going to return to the show.

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Thami Dish is a LGBTQI+ activist who is the founder of The Feather Awards. Moreover, in terms of the public, he is best known as a reality star as he was part of some of the more memorable seasons of Living The Dream With Somizi, while it was still lauded instead of the criticism it faced during this last season. 

Unathi Nkayi and Thami Dish friends? 

At the time Unathi Nkayi left Idols SA, it was unclear what spurred the decision. However, it quickly became clear that it was due to the breakdown in her friendship with Somizi following the abuse allegations levelled against him by his ex, Mohale Motaung. At the time, it was reported as: 

Following the abuse allegations, Unathi Nkayi canceled Somizi and unfriended him on social media. She was one of the friends that Somizi Mhlongo lost following the abuse allegations.
It became public that the two were not friends anymore a couple of months later when American RnB musician- R. Kelly was convicted of sex crimes against minors. Taking to Instagram, to celebrate the judgement, the former Kaya FM presenter asked everyone to stop listening to his music.

Thami Dish, on the other hand, his friendship with Somizi came to an end after the matter of the abuse allegations were made public and it was alleged that Thami enabled Somizi during his toxic relationship with Mohale. A matter that Dish refuted and explained the demise of his friendship with reports at the time sharing that: 

Somizi Mhlongo's former bestie Thami Dish, has opened up about the abuse Mohale allegedly suffered at Somizi's hands.

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In a leaked audio where Thami and his friend were gossiping about the couple, Thami revealed that their friendship collapsed after Somizi invited to the reveal of a limited-edition GH Mumm Champagne bottle that had his signature engraved on it.

Thami said that this happened on World Aids Day, and as queer activist he had other commitments related as his primary interest is working around health and HIV/AIDS hence, he told Somizi he wouldn't just go to a bottle signing.

But it seems now that while Somizi might have lost two friends, Unathi and Thami have found each other and their friendship is about each providing body goals for the other. It is unclear whether the two have always been friends even before their individual drama with him, or that the individual break ups brought them closer together. However, their recent shared post does show that whatever the case is, the two are happy and living their best lives without SomGaga. 

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