Finally, finding the grounds to expose Somizi, Veli Dlamini claims that Somizi stole from him and left him bankrupt and in debt.
Somizi has been facing backlash left and right because of theft accusations. And now there’s one more theft accusation adding to the list. The celebrity chef was accused of stealing the idea and concept for Dinner At Somizi from Hastings Moeng. Which he vehemently denied in a video.
His former manager Veli Dlamini claims that Somizi also stole from him, leaving him in debt. According to Celebs Now, Veli came to Somizi with a Kwaito Dance fitness project. Claiming, he took out a loan of R65,000 for the entire program and invested R100,000. He ended up losing all of this and more when Somizi ditched him and went as far as blocking him.
Somizi and Veli Dlamini signed a legal contract but without any exclusive texts. After Somizi left and threatened to take Veli to court, he blocked him and stopped returning his texts and emails.
The lack of communication from Somizi’s end left Veli to think he was too occupied with his newly acquired job at Idols SA. Loosing almost everything and even his car possession and medical aid, he had to start from scratch. And he just started to recover everything in 2017.
What hurt Veli most was the fact that Somizi went ahead and started a new Dance Fitness program. With Veli’s original concept and just the name was different, Somizi changed ‘Kwaitone‘ to ‘Grinding With Somizi‘. Duped and angry Veli is currently considering taking legal action against the celebrity chef.