South African police had to intervene and calm riotous fans of Big Brother Amplified after Zimbabwean Wendall Parson clinched joint top prize ahead of favourite Luclay (South Africa).
This year’s edition produced two winners, both of whom clinched $200 000.
Comments on the Big Brother fan pages showed that most fans had put their money on the South African. Collen Xakaza wrote: “Big Brother we love other African countries but now you have pushed us and we don’t want to see these Zimbabweans in our country because they stole our victory. We want them off our soil ASAP.”
Some fans claimed MNet rigged the show in favour of Wendall to make up for last year as they let Zimbabwe down by rigging the show in favour of Nigeria’s Uti Nwachukwu at the expense of favourite and strong contender Munya Chidzonga.
“Biggy, you are making up for not letting Munya win. Now you are using my Luclay. Wendall is not winning material,” said Kefilwe Misty Marobela.
Lehabe Tsholofelo however urged South Africans to show respect to fellow Africans and “let Big Brother make up for the Munya mess”.
Thenji Shoba felt race was the deciding factor. She wrote: “Shame, he won because he was the only white person in the house and Big Brother is trying to attract more white people.”
Chiku Njoroge Gremu said the result was fair and urged people to always vote for their favourites. “I am very happy with the results for BBA this year. Wendall has made history. The least expected to win came top. The guy is celebrating now while others are crying. Sorry, try next time,” he wrote.
Constance Kainga added: “Who got the last laugh, haters? For us it was less yada yada more click click. Wendall won because we voted for him.
For us it doesn’t matter whether he entertained or not, we just loved the guy. So haters go and hug a transformer.”
The Nigerian war is still going strong as some viewers claimed that the Big Brother show was a Nigerian affair as they had produced three winners consecutively.
“What country is Big Brother from because it seems like he is from Nigeria. Please move this Big brother to Nigeria as it is now a show for Nigerians. Who voted for Karen . . . I had nightmares about the show,” wrote Nomfundo Gwiji.
Audrey Chabvuta said Luclay was going to learn to be real next time. She said: “I don’t think screaming at people is entertaining, but being so desperate to be noticed. What a fool Luclay is, depending on his looks to win, kikiikikiki, I saw this coming. He didn’t deserve the money, he deserved cigarettes.”
The other housemates walked away empty-handed. Vimbai Mutinhiri who also represented Zimbabwe at the BBA show is expected back home this week.
Former BBA Zimbabwean representative, Munya Chidzonga, said: “Wendall has made us proud. I had faith in him from the start and it was high time a Zimbabwean won the show. I wish him all the best.”