A warrant of arrest has been issued for Somizi Mhlongo after he failed to appear at the Randburg Magistrate Court where he was due to appear today.
Somizi was supposed to appear for the contravention of the disaster management act case, which was postponed, again.
The socialite will stand in front of the Randburg Magistrate again on July 23.
The matter was postponed for the director of public prosecution’s decision.
Somizi’s lawyer has made representations.
Somizi found himself on the wrong side of the law after he told his radio co-host about the government’s plans to ease the lockdown.
Somizi who was released on R1 500 bail, was captured on an Instagram live telling Dineo Ranaka how Minister Fikile Mbalula told him about the extension of the lockdown, which had not been announced officially by the head of state.
After getting public backlash, Somizi claimed that he actually didn’t know anything about the lockdown extension and that he was merely making a joke.
However, his joke also put Mbalula under the spotlight as he was perceived as someone who shares government information with his buddies.
Mbalula denied and distanced himself from Somizi’s utterances and opened a case against his close friend>chaosafrica