Cape Town – Big Brother Mzansi season 3 came to an end last Sunday and Michelle “Mphowabadimo” Mvundla was crowned the winner.
She walked away with the ultimate prize of R2 million in cash.
When the reality show kicked off on January 23, it had 18 participants but only five housemates — Tulz, Mpho, Themba, Gash1 and Libo — made it to the finale.
Mpho, who is a sangoma and YouTuber, fell to her knees in tears when she heard her name being called after a two-hour live show.
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According to The Citizen, at a media briefing on Monday, the Commissioning Editor in MultiChoice Group, Sipho Ngwenya, spoke about mental illness issues faced by the contestants prior to the competition.
“Housemates underwent psychological tests before the final round of auditions to analyse if they are fit to be in the house,” Ngwenya said.
This season’s host Lawrence Maleka also emphasised a team of psychologists was always on standby to assist the housemates, especially after the first task when most housemates were triggered.
Mpho had a tough time in the house, as she picked different energies from her fellow housemates but her faith carried her through.
“While I was in the house there was so much spiritual negativity that was lingering, so I still need to protect myself and guard myself,” SowetanLive quoted the Daveyton traditional healer as saying.
At some point Mpho wanted to quit the game because of the pressure and her spiritual calling but she fought and prayed the edge off.
“There was a point where I told myself that I couldn’t do it and I wanted to quit, but the fighter in me told me to conquer through. That’s when I soon discovered that I needed to be transparent with everyone and teach them about my spirituality and the importance of prayer,” said Mpho.
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Compiled By: Khaya Dondolo