Siyanda Ngwenya thrown out of South African Big Brother
for 'sexual misconduct', and Axola Mbengo removed
The reality TV show airs live on DStv channels 197 and 198. It is believed that a housemate called “Adams”, whose real name is Siyanda Ngwenya, assaulted Bexx (Axola Mbengo) while she was asleep.
Every Saturday night the party room and bar area is opened to the contestants, and alcohol is freely available. During Saturday night’s party, Adams and Bexx were drinking heavily and openly flirting with each other before going to bed together. The two were last seen in bed cuddling and kissing before the Big Brother cameras moved away from them.
It is alleged that Adams boasted about having sex with Bexx the next day, telling male housemates: “I dipped her but don’t think she remembers because she passed out.” A shocked Bexx later told female housemates that she didn’t consent to have sex with Adams.
Adams was axed from the show on Monday, while Bexx left voluntarily.
But some fans of the show have questioned Bexx’s claims of rape, and have called on producers of Big Brother Mzansi to clarify the matter. In a vague statement on Monday, Mzansi Magic, the channel which airs Big Brother, would not confirm why Adams left the show, only saying he had been “expelled for misconduct” and that Bexx had been “removed for her own well-being”, and that both were receiving counselling.
Expelled: Siyanda Ngwenya (pictured), a contestant on the South African version of Big Brother, has been accused of 'sexual misconduct' with a female housemate after drunken night of partying on the show
Late on Tuesday, the channel sent out a new statement, saying:
At this stage it is not exactly clear what transpired between Bexx and Adams. Having suspected that there may have been an incident of sexual misconduct, Mzansi Magic acted by removing both individuals from the house.
Currently, Bexx and Adams are receiving support and assistance from Mzansi Magic. They are both in the care of professionals and have been given the opportunity to contact family and friends.
All current contestants have been barred from speaking to the media. The latest drama came just hours after two housemates were reprimanded by Big Brother for bad behaviour.
Bexx was in tears on Sunday when Big Brother reprimanded the pair, and 24 hours later she called it quits. Adams was a very popular housemate and some fans have questioned his axing.
Isn't the concept of Big Brother, that Big Brother sees everything? ... If someone is being raped, does Big Brother just watch?
— AKA (@akaworldwide) April 13, 2015
This BigBrother rape story is disturbing. And most disturbing are the rape apologists tweeting about. Now we know why rape culture thrives.
— Annicia Manyaapelo (@Annicia_) April 14, 2015
Not really"@sesutho: If Adams was expelled from the Big Brother House go raya gore there is some truth in this rape predicament!! #BBMzansi"
— komane leatile (@motsisi) April 14, 2015
So someone really got raped on Big Brother? Why is the show not cancelled?
— IG: Zintle_91 (@zintle_d) April 14, 2015
No one deserves to be raped, as much as no guy deserves to be accused of rape, that could destroy his life man #BBMzansi
— I'm an AFRICAN (@Uncle_JayB) April 14, 2015
You people are all speculating. I doubt there was any rape. Who saw it, who can confirm it? #BBMzansi
— Don (@Don_sech) April 14, 2015
IMAGES - Adams 'Assaulting' Bexx in Big Brother Mzansi Double Trouble
VIDEO: Video of Adams and Bexx Doing It in BBMzansi