Ever since best friends Bonang Matheba and Somizi Mhlongo’s friendship ended, Bonang has never said anything, until now. The only person between the two who has said anything about their friendship ending is Somizi who said he was surprised the friendship ended because him and Bonang never had an arguement, she just blocked him and ‘iced’ him out.
Bonang recently released her tell-all book, “Bonang: From A to B” and in it she shares a story that we’ve never, ever heard before but have been dying to hear: why she won’t ever forgive Somizi.
Up until this point, everybody, including Somizi, thought it was because of the rumours that claimed he had tipped off DJ Zinhle about Bonang’s affair with AKA (who was still dating Zinhle back then).
As it turns out, it was about something else altogether. Matheba reveals it’s because Somizi became friends with her ex-boyfriend and abuser, Euphonik.
Bonang began by talking about how damaging the relationship was, and what it cost her. She hinted that the Euphonik drama cost her a friendship with Somizi.
“In the end, it was one of the reasons I stopped being friends with one of my closest friends, Somizi Mhlongo, although not immediately” – she explained.
“It took me a while to eventually leave that relationship, and years after I had, Somizi, who was my friend, suddenly became friends with my ex. The same one whose violence towards me he had witnessed. That’s when I knew he had to go. I couldn’t trust him anymore so I cut him out of my life,” – she added
As for how their relationship currently stands, Bonang confirms that she’s professional towards him but will never be friends with Somizi again.
She added that “we are professionals. At the end of the day, we are in the same industry and we are often in the same spaces. The industry is so small and we know that we are going to bump into each other. We greet each other. We are very polite. I don’t try to disrespect him but that is where it ends. We are not friends,”