Get To Know Somizi's New Boyfriend

Will there be wedding bells this time?

By  | Nov 02, 2022, 09:55 AM  | Somizi Mhlongo  | Relationships

Somizi Mhlongo
Since Somizi Mhlongo’s marriage ended in tears and lots of drama, the Idols SA judge’s relationship status has been difficult to figure out, and the fact that he has been giving hints about his relationships that have sent tabloids on a goose chase has not been very helpful.

Although Somizi seems to have moved on from his failed marriage and has been on a mission to prove that he is onto better things and that he has even found new love, the identity of Somizi’s new boyfriend still remains a mystery, but not anymore.  

Here is everything you need to know about Somizi’s new boyfriend, his ex-husband, marriage and divorce.

Who is Somizi’s new boyfriend?


Musa Khawula's Twitter screenshot

In April 2022, Somizi Mhlongo made a huge revelation about his love life when he announced that he was ready to get married again. In a video that he shared on Instagram, he flaunted a huge engagement rock on the finger of his “new man” while carefully concealing the face of the ring wearer.

It didn’t take long before tweeps uncovered the identity of Somizi’s alleged fiance based on the images of the ring and the hand. Taking to Twitter, controversial blogger- Musa Khawula revealed the new man in Somizi’s life to be a man called Pholoso Mohlala.

Pholoso Mohlala is an actor whose most prominent role was on Isindigo where he played the role of a gay character called Thabang. He is also a wealthy businessman who runs a liquor brand called 012 Gin. Several sources claim that he has an estimated net worth of around R 7 million. 

A few months later, City Press published an article claiming that Somizi had paid lobola for Pholoso Mohalal and the two were set to get married in September. 

Taking to Instagram, Somizi revealed that the damaging reports had deeply hurt him as they were not true. He explained that Pholoso and him were just good friends and nothing beyond that. He further revealed that Pholoso was a married man and that he and his wife were expecting a child.


In early July, Pholoso and his better half welcomed their child into the world. It appears that this was one of those times when Musa Khawula’s investigation was not very accurate.

Somizi Mhlongo’s ex-husband


Somizi and Mohale, source: Instagram

Somizi was previously married to businessman/media personality- Mohale Motaung. The two went public with their relationship in 2017 and got married in a beautiful traditional wedding in 2019 followed by an equally beautiful and extravagant white wedding ceremony in 2020.

Although Somizi and his ex-husband’s marriage looked like a happy one and the two often served hot couple goals on social media, in 2021 the marriage came crumbling down after Mohale’s abuse allegations Somizi went viral.

Ever since then, the former ex-husbands have been airing their dirty laundry in public and slowly dismantling the “happily married” narrative that they once displayed.

The ex-couple’s divorce proceedings are still ongoing but you can read the updates about Somizi and Mohale’s divorce here.

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