There are some secrets that Somizi Mhlongo plans to take to his grave, which is also the reason some details are left out in his newly-launched memoir
Somizi’s memoir Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit was officially released at a swanky launch party in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.
While the book reveals telling details about his personal life including his battle against a terminal illness, Somizi deliberately kept some secrets to himself.
Even though Somizi opened up about putting up a fierce fight against the terminal illness with which he was diagnosed, he has not revealed the name of the disease.
In a video interview with TshisaLIVE Somizi explained that he felt it was not important to reveal everything.
“Every human being is entitled to (choose) what they give out and what they hold back. And I am not Superman to give everything to you, and you don’t have the right to force it out of me,” he said.
Somizi added that he wanted people to be inspired by his story, and not just want to read the book for the drama
“If I was depending on my sales being pushed because of controversy, I would have revealed everything. I would have told which parliamentarians I had slept with. I would have told which soccer players or celebrities I had slept with. But I don’t because my aim is not push sales based on that,” he added.
Somgaga said his story is that he was on the verge of dying and he wants people to be inspired by how he fought against the disease to live.