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Somizi speaks out after criminal charges opened on lockdown extension comments

Somizi Mhlongo has vowed to accept the legal implications of what he called a “very bad joke”, of the lockdown extension comments.

On Thursday night, just before President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the national lockdown would be extended by two weeks, Somizi revealed that very same piece of information.

The comment came on Metro FM co-host Dineo Ranaka’s Instagram Live video saying that “Fikile” told him, in reference to transport minister Fikile Mbalula. The video was filmed while their show was on the air.

The minister has since opened a criminal case against Somizi for spreading fake news, in line with the Disaster Management Act and lockdown regulations — and Mhlongo has apologised for his comment.

Taking to Instagram on Friday afternoon, Somizi again said sorry and said that he was willing to deal with whatever came next.

“This is difficult,” he started out. “I’m not OK, but I’ll be OK.”

Later in the video, he said: “Whatever legal matters or steps have been taken, I am a citizen and I’m not above the law. If I’ve gone wrong, I will respect whatever judgment or whatever verdict comes out of it. If I didn’t do wrong, because it was not intentional, it was a very bad joke, I was not even aware it was being recorded … whatever it is I need to face, I will face it because I am not above the law.”

The entertainer added that it was a pity that Ranaka’s video was cut off when it was.

In Other News – Bonang takes to Twitter to offer 25 families R2000 each grocery vouchers

Media personality and businesswoman, Bonang Matheba, took to social media to offer help to families in need.

President Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Thursday as South Africans marked day 14 of the first 21 days Lockdown announced.

Bonang Matheba

Bonang took it to twitter and asked @The_BForce to help her identify 25 families in need. In her Tweet, she said she will send R2000 per family a grocery voucher to help them get through this sad period. read more

Source – Timeslive

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