Somizi’s ‘Zahara is an alcoholic’ joke at the SAMAs have earned him a lawsuit, according to an Instagram post on the Loliwe star’s timeline.
“i only wish what i heard apon my return from Swaziland #BushfireFestival this past weekend about what Somizi said at the SAMAS is not true! because if he did i am Suing Somizi and the SAMAs for deformation of character i am tired of this,” (sic).
Perhaps Zahara meant ‘defamation of character, a term that is used to describe when false statement is written or spoken about an individual with the intent of harming or slandering their reputation.
This is the statement that landed Somgaga in hot water, during the South African Music Award ceremony.
“We are almost at the end of the show and there’s an amazing after party, free bar...where is Zahara ( audience roars in laughter). She’s probably at the bar already", he jokes.
Moving on swiftly to the next item, Somizi proceeded.
During his slot on Metro FM breakfast show, this morning Somizi apologised or maybe not: “If she’s offended, askies Zahara! It was only a joke," he said.
His co-presenter DJ Fresh asked if this was an official apology, he said: “No, it’s not an official apology.”
“I will settle out of court,” he continued.
Perhaps Somgaga must start consulting his lawyers.
Last year, Zahara threatened to take legal action against True Love magazine for their misleading headline, which left the singer very unhappy.
The headline reads: "Zahara: marriage, drugs and selling records."
The publication, which has had a lot of controversy in 2016, has left Zahara disappointed and she is reportedly suing for R3 million.
"I honestly hope this is a sick joke from @truelovemagazine, how dare they put this type of headline on their cover! Why associate me with drugs?!" she wrote on Instagram.
It was later reported that the publication stands by their cover and will not apologise.