A few hours since its debut, Showmax’s “Mohale: On The Record” is already sitting in the number one spot on Twitter trends.
The 51-minute bombshell interview which sees Mohale Motaung spill the beans on his failed marriage to media personality Somizi Mhlongo aired on August 4 and has been a hot topic since then.
With it dominating the trends list, I foresee it being a huge hit.
Coincidentally both Motaung and Mhlongo jetted off to various holiday destinations a day prior to the tell-all’s debut.
“They say the truth shall set you free.📍” Motaung tweeted from Cape Town.
On Twitter viewers are praising the production level of the special, Motaung’s outfit and addressing all the tea he spilled.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela tweeted, “From a production point of view #MohaleOTR hits all the right notes.”
From a production point of view #MohaleOTR hits all the right notes.— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) August 4, 2022
The visual motif/language … and having Mohale wear white ✅
Content-wise, the segment with family and establishing that Mohale is not poor … a coup for team Mohale.
Aldrin as host. ✅
Mohale’s composure ✅
On the show Motaung spilled the tea on Mhlongo’s failed friendships, how he lost out on a work gig, cheating and threesomes and the abused he faced during the marriage.
@bankablekid said: “If abo somizi are able to call fergusons to cancel bags for people they are in relationships with , my question is HOW MANY BAGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR PEOPLE THEY DO NOT GET ALONG WITH all cause they can #MohaleOTR.”
If abo somizi are able to call fergusons to cancel bags for people they are in relationships with , my question is HOW MANY BAGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR PEOPLE THEY DO NOT GET ALONG WITH all cause they can #MohaleOTR— Victoria Grayson (@bankablekid) August 4, 2022
Viewers are finding that Motaung was forthcoming with his truth @NtombikayiseBa6 pointed out he wasn't “disrespectful or dramatic”.
“He just pulled out receipts and also took accountability for his wrongs. I respect him for that. #MohaleOTR.”
Mohale told his truth without being disrespectful or dramatic. He just pulled out receipts and also took accountability for his wrongs. I respect him for that. #MohaleOTR— Ntombi Basi (@NtombikayiseBa6) August 4, 2022
Watching #MohaleOTR just made me realize how much of a Mamghobhozi I am. Wasted my 50 minutes on things I already knew. Somizi is an abuser and narcassist vele and Mohale let a lot of things slide because he was supposedly "in love" pic.twitter.com/DfaZN8BQ0X— ♥kҽŋҽɩɭwҽ♥ Mos'tsana wa motswana (@mmakhumoetsile) August 4, 2022
All in all …— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) August 4, 2022
While Mohale offered nothing new in this “tell-all” (except for the fact that Thami knew), he did what a special like this should do.
Contrary to LTDWSOMIZI, #MohaleOTR offered context and receipts, and Mohale left emotions out of it and came off credible
Mohale's family had the chance to bash Somizi like his family did on their show but they chose to focus on what's important which is family.— Sheldon Cameron (@sheldon_cameron) August 4, 2022
Love that for them. #MohaleOTR
I respect Mohale for standing up for himself and sticking to his truth. He did it without drama and brought receipts. It is typical of older men with money to abuse their younger spouses physically, emotionally and financially. Good thing he managed to leave #MohaleOTR— Ayanda Xaba (@Nonkosi_Ayanda) August 4, 2022
“Showmax confirmed that ‘Mohale: On The Record’ was the most-watched title on the streaming service on its launch day.”
“Mohale: On The Record” is currently streaming on Showmax.