Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung formally invite you to witness not only the union of their love but also the merging of their families and their respective Zulu and Sotho cultures – in Somizi & Mohale: The Union, now streaming on Showmax.
Somhale’s four-part wedding special is a front-row seat to one of the most historic, heartfelt and not forgetting fabulous weddings in South African celebrity history. Expect romance, gorgeous decor, dazzling chandelier cakes, G.H. Mumm champagne and multiple costume changes…
Where did #Somhale first meet?
The couple met at Somizi’s book launch, began dating in September 2017, and on 10 March 2018, Somizi proposed to Mohale during a romantic evening at Pont des Arts, the ‘lock bridge’ in Paris, overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
How many weddings did they have?
Somizi and Somhale had a traditional wedding in Kibler Park in Johannesburg in September 2019, and a white wedding in Muldersdrift on 30 January 2020. Recently, Somizi teased a third wedding when chatting to the media.
Who was invited to the wedding(s)?
The guest list included: Vusi Nova, Judith Sephuma, Bonang Matheba, Pearl Thusi, Cassper Nyovest and Julius Malema, Somizi’s mother, award-winning actress Mary Twala; his daughter, actress Bahumi Madisakwane from Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story; and his brother Mazwe Mhlongo from the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir.
Why is this wedding a big deal?
This is South Africa’s biggest and most fabulous celebrity gay wedding. As Mohale put it in a text to Somizi on the morning of their traditional wedding, “We must never forget the task God has given us. Our wedding is going to be a story told in a way that will shake the entire continent and help people understand that loving a person of your same sex was never and will never be wrong.”
When and how to watch
New episodes of Somizi & Mohale: The Union land every Monday on Showmax. Here’s what to expect:
- Episode 1 (24 Feb): The day has arrived. Somizi and Mohale tie the knot in a traditional ceremony.
- Episode 2 (2 March): Somizi and Mohale are married but how did they get here? We explore the road to this union with a mini- documentary.
- Episode 3 (9 March): Somizi and Mohale are headed to their final destination: The White Wedding. But first, a few things have to be done to get there.
- Episode 4 (16 March): #Somhale solidify their union once more in their White Wedding.
The white wedding finale will air on 16 March 2020. Start streaming the first episode now to share the love.
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