Last updated on Jan 28th, 2021 at 12:37 am

Somizi has been hit by allegations he ‘stole’ the concept for his hit cooking show Dinner At Somizi’s

The bombshell allegation was made by former Radio 702 presenter Eusebius Mckaiser, who tweeted a screenshot of the original idea made by a man by the name of Hastings Moeng.

According to Eusebius, Hastings propositioned Somizi with the idea in an email back in 2014, claiming he “had the TV show idea since 2010”. Hastings’s proposed show title was ‘Dinner kwa Somizi’ and is described as a “weekly lifestyle and entertainment talk show that sees South African all-round entertainer Somizi Mhlongo chat to fellow entertainers over dinner”.

He continued in his email: “In true Somizi style, the show will be quirky and light-hearted. Somizi, famous for not mincing his words, asks each of his guests the questions on everyone’s minds that no one has ever dared to ask in a witty manner without offending them”.

Eusebius then claims Hastings pitched the synopsis to Legend Manqele – the 1Magic show’s producer – adding: “Why is IP theft so rife in entertainment? Multichoice is being coy despite being shown this.”

Eusebius’s tweets come shortly after Hastings himself revealed plans to seek a formal apology over what he believes is his intellectual property being used without his consent

His lawyer Mabu Marweshe told Sowetan: “I can confirm that we act on behalf of Hastings Moeng and we issued a letter of demand to Multichoice. I cannot however divulge much … but my client is seeking recognition for his idea.”

On Wednesday morning, both Somizi and Hastings trended over the news, with tweeps expressing their mixed opinions over the claims

Here’s what they had to say…

Meanwhile Somizi has yet to respond to the reports.

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