Somizi Mhlongo isn’t hiding his feelings for his estranged husband Mohale Moutang, which explains reports that the two aren’t officially married. The multi-talented media personality set the tone for the first two episodes of Season 5 of Living a Dream with Somizi, which are currently available on Showmax.
Somizi has been open and honest about the problems in his marriage to Mohale. From alleging that they couldn’t address their difficulties after an argument because of horrible sex at the conclusion of their relationship, to saying that Mohale wanted half of the divorce settlement.
On Sunday, it was reported that Somiz and Mohal were not legally married. The first episode of the Somizi reality show, which broadcast earlier, stated this Month.
He met lawyer and friend Hopewell Sathekge at a restaurant, who told him the nature of their marriage entitles Mohale to 50 per cent of Somizi’s property. Sathekge made sure to clarify the fact that Somizi and Mohale did not go to the Home Office and sign a marriage certificate or any other document to preside over their union civilly.
During their white wedding, Somizi said, the priest didn’t come with documents, a “look to God” moment, suggesting it ultimately helped him. “We were supposed to sign the following week, but I never brought it up. Anyway, in our marriage, I was always the initiator, and if he (Mohaller) initiated it, I would be skeptical Yes. So I kept silent.” Sathekege explained that their breakup was handled as usual and Somizi had to provide pictures of their wedding as they did not sign the marriage certificate. Somizi said Mohale would get “zilch” from him, not even “toothpicks,” he joked. City News reported that the non-existent marriage certificate halted the divorce process, with one source claiming no one came forward to prove Lobola was paid.
If the Lobola letter could be produced, it would help Mohale’s case as he would have to prove they were married at least under common law. The publication further reported that Somizi refused to provide Motaung with any other available receipts to prove they were married, as he risked losing more in the divorce. Galaletsang Phakedi, a common law expert at Phakedi Law Firm, told City Press that in the absence of a Lobola letter, applying to the court to recognize the marriage was the solution. “If the money was paid in cash, the affidavit must be detailed enough to explain what happened on the day of the trial and the circumstances that led to the loss of Lobola’s letter,” she said.