Popular streaming service Showmax has wrapped filming of Mohale Motaung’s tell-all interview that will be hosted by seasoned broadcaster Aldrin Sampear.
The Showmax special will premiere directly after the season finale of his estranged husband’s reality show Living The Dream With Somizi of which their relationship is the focal point.
In a statement sent to Nounouche, Mohale revealed that initially he had no intentions of speaking about the abuse allegations due to an agreement between the parties involved.
“But when the agreement was dishonoured by the other party, it became paramount that I tell my truth as I know it,” Mohale revealed.
“With all the misinformation in the public domain, it is my responsibility to correct any propaganda as I represent not only myself, but those that may have experienced a story similar to mine.”
“I would also like people to truly get to know me for who I am, as opposed to who they have assumed me to be.”
While Aldrin who has been trusted to unpack the story said he’s excited and can’t wait for people to watch the special when it premieres.
“As a queer person, their union has been a celebration of what many would love to achieve but, because of societal norms, have struggled to. Some of us even lived our fantasies through their love story and became invested in it, ” he said.
Following the leaked audio that set tongues wagging and propelling that Somizi was abusive towards Mohale, a lot was said but not much has been revealed as to how the alleged abuse, the leak, and the pending divorce has impacted Mohale.
“This sit-down is an opportunity to hear Mohale’s version of their union, and now, its cracks,” Aldrin concluded.
While Candice Fanguiero, head of content at Showmax told Nounouche that having told the story of the wedding, they also wanted to explore everything that followed.
“Living The Dream With Somizi S5 is currently the most popular title on Showmax but it’s just one perspective, so we’re now adding Mohale’s voice so he can speak for himself in this special.”
Mohale: On the Record is being produced by Teddy Geldart’s Dopezuluboi Productions (2021 SAFTA nominee Lebo M: Coming Home and S5 of Living The Dream With Somizi).