Somizi accused of stealing cooking show concept
Somizi Mhlongo is in hot soup following the allegation he stole the concept of his show, “Dinner At Somizi’s”.
He is currently trending on Twitter.
The show which recently kicks off in July has had many South African celebrities on it.
The show is a cooking show but many beans has been spilled as the guests on his show make sure they talk about things most of their fans don’t know about.
Some of which are the likes of Pearl Thusi, DJ Zinhle, Jub Jub, Lerato Kganyago, Rami Chuene, Rebecca Malo, Zahara among others.
Since the show debuted on the channel at has won the hearts of many but now it has left many a tad disappointed that the concept was apparently stolen, as the allegations have come out.
According to s screenshot of the show’s proposal shared by a Twitter user @Eusebius, the brain behind the show Hastings Moeng, sent an email to Somizi and Themba on July 28 2014, proposing a cooking show Dinner Kwa Somizi.
According to the twitter user, he said: “On 28 July 2014, Hastings Moeng proposed DinnerAtSomizis to Somizi & Themba. The description of the show is materially similar to the one now flighted (to the shock of Mr Moeng). See the 2014 email below and decide for yourself.”
He continued: “On 2 September 2016 Hastings Moeng wrote to Legend (the current producer) with a synposis for #DinnerAtSomizis . You can see the treatment synopsis below. And judge for yourself. Why is IP theft so rife in entertainment? Multichoice is being coy despite being shown this.”
On 2 September 2016 Hastings Moeng wrote to Legend (the current producer) with a synposis for #DinnerAtSomizis . You can see the treatment synopsis below. And judge for yourself.
Why is IP theft so rife in entertainment? Multichoice is being coy despite being shown this. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/A8Nwnu7Haa
— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) September 15, 2020
However, Somizi is yet to respond to this allegation but many of his fans are wondering if the allegation is true or not.
Many of his fans had mixed reactions on hearing the news. Check out some of the reactions below:
The Somizi thing will be a slight hiccup, things would have gone back to normal by next week. we generally lack a culture of accountability in this country
— petyr (@Tlharantlhope_) September 15, 2020
The way Somizi chops the veggies in the kitchen ,you can tell that this is not his /her idea pic.twitter.com/hHLgc8G5ci
— TswanaManWithPower (@David_Gabaocoe) September 15, 2020
I’m disappointed @somizi
This whole thing reminds me of #NkosinathiNkomo who’s water purification idea was stolen by the DA government. He mysteriously fell from a building and died, till today no one really knows what happened to him pic.twitter.com/E7czs7pCAp
— Mr Masigo (@BandileM_) September 15, 2020
This thing of Somizi is no different to our government, I remember submitted a business plan at this government entity for funding they stole my Idea and gave it to friends and ate the money. No job created. Now I’m sitting with another business plan hoping to save money for..
— Alfred The King|South Africa (@TheRiseofAkim) September 15, 2020
The sad part is that this issue might not go anywhere……. He didn’t even change the name,I just hope he do the right thing!!!! pic.twitter.com/05bTOM8Oih
— Thato© (@Thato_Rachidi) September 16, 2020
It’s time to admit that Ntsiki can tell things to be proven in future. Somizi is on the list. pic.twitter.com/ZGvWkd4Xpe
— Liswati Lemdzabu (@lemdzabu) September 16, 2020
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