Friday, January 26, 2024

'Let's f*ck her first, she's drunk': MultiChoice investigating LottoStar-clad Big Brother Mzansi contestants on DStv after saying they're planning to rape women.

by Thinus Ferreira

Scandal has once again engulfed a scandal-prone DStv show with MultiChoices saying it is investigating "the incident" after two contestants in the latest season of M-Net's Big Brother Mzansi on DStv on Thursday night discussed plans to rape female contestants while they were drunk.

By Friday midday the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) told TVwithThinus that it had not received any complaints about the broadcast running on MultiChoice's Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) channel on DStv as well as a 24-hour Big Brother Mzansi pop-up channel.

Seasons of Big Brother Mzansi produced by Red Pepper Productions, as well as the Nigerian version, Big Brother Naija, continue to be prone to incidents of physical violence including gender-based violence, threats of violence and drunken brawls as producers ply contestants with liquor in the confined, camera-filled space over a number of weeks.  

In 2015 a drunk housemate in Big Brother Mzansi was allegedly raped although no police charge was filed with the man who was evicted from the house and with the woman also removed.

TVwithThinus understands discussions are underway as to whether both men in the current season of Big Brother Mzansi that started 4 days ago will be evicted and immediately removed before the end of today, whether both will face sanction and strict punishment but remain in the show, or whether one contestant will be removed.

Both women will be told what happened and what was said, followed by the rest of the housemates.

MultiChoice in response to a media query on Friday morning said "We are aware of the incident that transpired in the early hours of this morning in the Big Brother Mzansi house. We are currently investigating this matter and will provide an update in due course."

For the 10th season overall of the South African Big Brother version and the 4th season carrying the Big Brother Mzansi moniker, Shirley Adonisi, M-Net director of local entertainment channels, promised Big Brother S'ya Mosha would be "a disruption of the norm" and would be "the most memorable season for disrupting and breaking away from what is expected".

"Viewers are familiar with what Big Brother is all about and they know what to expect every season, or so they think. With this season, we are messing with those perceptions and blowing their expectations out of the water," she said.

The scandal that has now engulfed the show started late on Thursday when LottoStar-clad housemates Lindokuhle Nsele known as Bravo B and Tshepo Tau known as Makhekhe talked about which women they plan to have sex with first between Liema and Zee since the women were apparently intoxicated.

"Liema - let's fuck her first, she's drunk," Bravo B said to Makhekhe as they discussed which of the women they should have sex with first and why.