Thursday, 21 October 2010
NA WA OH! This thing pained them oh!,it pained me too sha because i really wanted him to win...
ZIMBABWE’S representative in the Big Brother All Stars reality television show, Munyaradzi Chidzonga, is probably the only person in the world who can say coming second beats coming first.
After missing out on the show’s US$200 000 prize, he returned home on tuesday to be greeted with the news that a new bank account opened for him had the tidy balance of US$300 000.
On top of that, he fulfilled his childhood dream and met President Mugabe at State House in Harare. Harare Businessman Mr Philip Chiyangwa joined hands with the National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board to launch a compensatory fund to raise a US$300 ,000 (three hundred thousand dollars)respite for Big Brother Africa All Stars' runner-up Munya Chidzonga.
The money, according to Mr Chiyangwa, who pledged a residential property, would compensate for the blatant "unfair adjudication" that led to Munya's loss to Nigerian Uti.
Munya - christened "The Diamond Boy" and/or "Son of the Soil" on Monday expressed gratitude to the Zimbabwean fans who rallied behind him during his 91-day stay in the BBA House.
In an interview from South Africa, Munya could not say much, but only thanked Zimbabweans for their continued support."I am grateful for the support that I got from home.This is only the beginning and we are going to make sure Zimbabwe is back on the map," he said.
Zimbabweans from all walks of life expressed dismay at the turn of events on the final day of the BBA All Stars amid indications of a Munya victory.Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Mr Chiyangwa, who was flanked by NIEEB chairman Mr David Chapfika, said the fund would enable Munya to get over the trauma caused by the final results.
"We are not happy with the way everything has turned out. The whole process was flawed. The entire vote was flawed; it was far from reality as Munya was the perceived winner.
"Even Uti who was announced winner expressed shock because all indicated to a Munya victory," he said. Mr Chiyangwa said the results had also undermined the essence behind the reality television show.
"We saw the show as a platform to empower youths, but the whole thing has since been distorted. However, Munya is our own hero who deserves a befitting compensation. "Where there is no hope, we will build hope. We want to spite those who have robbed him of his victory.
"The results were flawed and were 'cooked' up because indications from the previous week showed Munya was way ahead until they decided to rob him of his victory," he said. NIEEB chairman Mr Chapfika said the results were a mockery to the whole show.
"We are not doing this because Munya is from Zimbabwe but we believe the adjudication process was flawed. If the people who voted for Munya called out his name every time IK asked who the winner was, the results were just shocking.
"The unfairness is what we are trying to fight against. We supported the reality show on the understanding that it was a vehicle to empower youths, mentally and give them a platform to compete and vehicle for development.
"However, when the adjudication process is as flawed like we saw, then everything is put into disrepute. Munya was the obvious winner of the contest. "Munya and his fans are traumatized(on top show)but i wont lie it was painful sha and the reality show has actually become a disgrace to Africa. We do not understand what it means for a winner to suddenly become the loser.
"It's important that the contestants and sponsors of the programme seek transparency otherwise all the people who had shown an interest would shy away from it. "The promoters should also take stock of the whole process because the manner in which it was concluded undermines youth empowerment," he said.
Zimbabweans yesterday expressed shock at the turn of events at the BBA All Stars. Elizabeth Dziva, the public relations manager for MultiChoice Zimbabwe, expressed shock at the results but wished Munya well in his future endeavors.
Zimbabwe: Munya's Dream Comes True
I have said it i need to get the next big brother form,aaahn what is it....So now Munya is most def richer than Uti, Zimbabwe just vex...
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