Media personality and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo was dismissed from his position as Idols SA Judge by M-Net following abuse allegations by his husband Mohale Motaung.
Somizi Mhlongo’s fans threatened to boycott Idols SA if Mhlongo was not reinstated as Idols SA Judge again.
They said Somizi’s marital problems are no one’s business therefore that must not affect his work.
Idols SA ratings have been drastically dropping ever since the departure of Mhlongo. In July the show had over 1 million views which made it the 4th most watched television show on DSTv.
The viewership has dropped to just over 690 thousand views as of August. The drop in viewership started on the 8th of August, immediately after M-Net’s announcement that Somizi was no longer the judge on the show.