Showmax has just dropped the first trailer for Somizi & Mohale: End of the Road, an unauthorised documentary premiering on 25 August 2022.
“We must never forget the task God has given us,” Mohale texted Somizi on the morning of their traditional wedding. “Our wedding is going to be a story told in a way that will shake the entire continent and help people understand that loving a person of your same sex was never and will never be wrong.”
In 2020, when Somizi & Mohale: The Union set a then-record for the most first day views on Showmax, it felt like a historic moment: a mainstreaming of gay marriage on a continent where it’s still largely illegal, in a country where two men marrying each other was only legalised in 2006.
Somizi & Mohale: End of the Road unpacks their relationship, its public breakdown amid the leaked audio of Mohale accusing Somizi of abuse, and what this meant to fans and the broader LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa.
Somizi & Mohale: End of the Road follows on from the reality series Living The Dream With Somizi S5 and the tell-all special Mohale: On The Record, which respectively shared Somizi and Mohale’s conflicting perspectives. Both titles topped the charts on Twitter and Showmax on their release.
Directed by Teddy Geldart from Dopezuluboi Productions (2021 SAFTA nominee Lebo M: Coming Home, S5 of Living The Dream With Somizi and Mohale: On the Record), Somizi & Mohale: End of the Road will draw on MultiChoice’s extensive archive footage of the couple, as well as new interviews with the likes of Letoya Makhene-Pulumo, Jackie Phamotse, Sol Phenduka, Langa Mavuso, Peace Maphalu, Prof Cameron Modisane, Tshiamo Modisane, MaBlerh, Lumko Johnson, Yaya Mavundla, Gabi Mbele and The Citizen’s Sandisiwe Mbhele – because there are more than two sides to every story…