Somizi Slammed For His ‘Poor People’ Joke

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Media personality Somizi Mhlongo has once again landed on the wrong side of social media when he made a joke that triggered many, considering the unemployment rate in the country.


Somizi Slammed For His ‘Poor People’ Joke

Somgaga is currently living it large whilst on vacation in Durban with his best pals and his social media feeds are filled with snaps of everything pricey. In a video of he and husband Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo on vacation in KwaZulu-Natal at a nature reserve in Ematendeni, Somizi can be heard mocking his friends and describing them as poor.

Standing at the top of the tree house, Somizi Mhlongo looked down at his friends and jokingly screamed “hello poor people.”

It was only a handful of people who found the joke funny, but a lot of people thought it was done in poor taste. He was labelled as mean and degrading especially for a public figure.

Defending himself he said the joke was directed at his friends, “I hope you understand that this was directed at my friends down there as a joke they would get. Thanks.”

A comment from a tweep which said, “Yoh, poor people. That is so mean and degrading. Never expected that from you, thought u encourage and motivate people. but with all the headlines u making lately, I can believe it. disappointing

“Are you in that video? Are you one of my friends down there who are not offended by the joke? Why are you personalising this? Heal please. What and who you are has nothing to do with me,” Somizi answered.


Somizi is also spending some time in KZN to celebrate Vusi Nova’s birthday and Moshe Ndiki joined in on the festivities. In a video posted by Somizi, the two were affirming their love and support for each other as friends. Somizi can be heard reminding Moshe that he is going to spoil him and ensure he has a good time, there could only be one reason why Moshe would need some cheering up.


Since Phelo introduced his new lover to the world, Tweeps have been concerned by Moshe’s wellbeing. From the looks of things, Moshe’s reaction in the video with Somizi, you can clearly tell that he is feeling down but trying to hold it together, which might be why Somizi decided to give him a pep talk and vowed to make him feel better.

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