Saturday, March 16, 2024

Another Big Brother Mzansi contestant disqualified from MultiChoice's Lottostar-sponsored reality-trash show after Yolanda wanted to 'molest' another contestant.

by Thinus Ferreira

MultiChoice and M-Net's Lottostar-sponsored reality-trash show Big Brother Mzansi was forced to yet again disqualify and remove another contestant, with Eulanda "Yolanda" Monyai who producers had to remove from the Red Pepper Pictures show.

After multiple warnings and abrupt removals of other contestants, the 32-year old sales consultant and model from Limpopo said she was ready to sexually assault another contestant, saying "I want to molest her".

She also said "I am going to rape Ghost. I'm going to force myself into his bed," in reference to Sabelo "Papa Ghost Ncube, who is TV presenter Andle Ncube's brother.

On social media, M-Net's marketing team placed a card that reads: "MultiChoice has investigated the matter regarding remarks made by a housemate on Big Brother Mzansi, which is currently airing on DStv channel 198".

"We do not condone any acts that threaten the safety of the housemates on the show, and we take Gender Based Violence seriously. Therefore, the housemate who made the threatening remarks (Yolanda) has been disqualified from the game."

MultiChoice's PR agency Duma Collective put out a shockingly bad "MULTICHOICE PRESS STATEMEN" - badly spelt in the subject line already, and bizarrely in All Caps, from junior public relations specialist Petunia Maota - which then wasn't sent to, or received by, all media.

This awful "MULTICHOICE PRESS STATEMEN" that Duma Collective sent out to certain media contained the same wording as on the social media card.

On Friday evening on the Big Brother Mzansi pop-up channel, the producers told Yolanda that "you are disqualified from the Big Brother house" and telling the remaining Big Brother Mzansi contestants yet again that the words they use "should steer clear of minimising acts of sexual violence whether used by a man or woman".

Meanwhile, sponsor LottoStar continues to associate its gambling brand with the low-brow and liquor-soaked DStv content that has seen multiple controversies so far this season.

In January Red Pepper Pictures, MultiChoice and M-Net were forced to dump Lindokuhle Nsele known as Bravo B who was disqualified and evicted after just a week of the show, while Tshepo Tau known as Makhekhe got a first warning following a discussion in which they decided which women in the house they wanted to rape first, since the women were allegedly drunk.

Last month the nasty contestant Liema who spat in other contestants' faces had to be warned over spitting and physical violence.

Big Brother Mzansi is executive produced by Natalie Bleksley and is in its 4th season under the Big Brother Mzansi moniker and the 10th season overall of Big Brother done by M-Net in South Africa according to the Banijay format.