Media personality Somizi Mhlongo has been accused of stealing the Dinner at Somizi’s concept. An email screenshot resurfaced online showing a communication from creative and scriptwriter Hastings Moeng to Somizi.
In the email Moeng pitched an idea to Somizi, the idea resembles everything about the current Dinner at Somizi’s show.
Responding to the allegations Somizi took to Instagram singing along to Kelly Khumalo song Empini which talks about haters and never giving up.
Dinner at Somizi’s fans vowed to remain loyal to the program despite idea copying allegations.
"No hard feelings, its just business. If you sit on your idea… someone else will run with it, Somizi will raise."
"Lies. This one is an hour show with only friends of Somizi. His guests do sweat it out in the kitchen, they just stand there chat and if anything, only cut an onion. There’s is also cocktail, mocktail or smoothy offering at the end with Somizi chasing his guests away & motivate"
"Its amazing how this guy has managed to convince everyone to take his side. He didn’t come up cooking shows, there’s plenty of shows like these on t.v. Somizi could’ve been inspired by any of them."