Somizi Mhlongo addressed his daughter’s surname issue with his “baby mama” actress Palesa Madisakwane on the latest episode of his reality show which aired this morning.
Somizi Mhlongo and Palesa Madisakwane have a 26-year-old daughter named Bahumi together.
Bahumi has expressed that she wants to change her surname to take on Somizi’s but her mom’s side of the family says that there are traditional aspects that come first. So, the media personality met with Palesa to discuss.
“I don’t see Somizi often, not unless if there’s something that’s important about Bahumi or maybe family, that you know, we want to communicate with or unless if I want money,” she said.
Palesa asked Somizi why he didn’t conclude everything as yet and he said it was because he did not have the time. But why didn’t you conclude everything? I don’t have time which is wrong,” he said.
“Now I’m asking myself… whether Somizi is serious. He has to be clear on whether he’s in or out whether he’s going forward or in reverse, he shouldn’t tell me tales,” she responded. The Idols SA judge then says they should not blame each other but instead work on fixing it. He thens asks for a date for when he can pay damages.
“We should pay damages and do a ceremony and get it over and done with because it is blocking Bahumi’s blessings,” he said. She went on to ask him if he really wants to do what he needs to because it feels like he’s doing it for the sake of doing it. This person is not only disrespecting my family but I felt like you disrespected my womb,” she said.
“Now you make it feel like it’s for the sake of it. How do you feel about it? Do you really want this to happen?” she continued. Somizi explains that he wants Bahumi to take his surname and continue his legacy.
“To me, for Bahumi to own the Mhlongo surname it will mean so much because she’s the only child and she’s a girl. And for me it’s about the legacy and I believe she has what it takes to grow the surname,” he said.
“Because I think she’s that much of a strong woman that even when she gets married she will always be Bahumi Mhlongo- Van Wyk,” he continued.
Palesa went on to say that she felt Somizi disrespected her family and her womb. She went on to ask Somizi if he understands that she has given him a child and he has no other children.
“This person is not only disrespecting my family but I felt like you disrespected my womb,” she said. I don’t like serious conversations, I hate meetings. So in my head I’m hearing what she’s saying and I won’t take it lightly but let’s not get too serious,” he said. Thank you for your womb,” he continued.