South Africa reacts to 'Big Brother Mzansi' returning


Rumour has it that “Big Brother Mzansi” is returning after a more than five-year hiatus.

Following the social media announcement by entertainment reporter Phil Mphela, fans have driven “Big Brother Mzansi” right to the top of the Twitter trends list.

The South African iteration of the “Big Brother” series last aired in 2015 when a contestant on the show was allegedly sexually assaulted by a fellow housemate.

While tweeps debated how best to make the show a success, what they seemed most united by was the desire for “regular” people on the show, not celebrities and influencers.

@PhilMphela tweeted: “The only thing I want from the new Big Brother Mzansi – No celebrities & Influencers. The show needs a whole new crop of ’talent’. This should be a career launching pad for new people. I wouldn’t even mind a new person hosting the show. A fresh start. This industry needs it!”

@THIZOZO_MOKOENA added: “We don’t want celebrities for big brother mzansi. We've seen them enough on TV and heard them enough on radio. Give the normal public a chance.”

Another user, @@cnehshuga, wrote: “Guys please enter Big Brother Mzansi. We need people from the TL on there.”

@TshepoKgakane even went so far as to create a rulebook for the show, writing: “Rules for Big Brother Mzansi. 1. No influencers 2. No celebrities 3. No taken/married individuals on the show 4. Ama2000 are welcome🍆🍑 5. SAVANNA must sponsor Saturday night parties 6. Katlego Maboe should host.”

An official announcement about the return of “Big Brother Mzansi” is set to happen on Tuesday.

– iol

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