‘I thought Makhekhe would win’: ‘Big Brother Mzansi’s’ McJunior

Popular reality TV star McJunior opens about winning the R2 million prize money on Big Brother Mzansi and defeating Makhekhe.


The 25-year-old aspirant writer, McJunior Zondi, tells Sowetan that he had no strategy going into Big Brother Mzansi.

Zondi admits it hasn’t sunk in yet that he’s this season’s winner and his adrenaline is still pumping. He also still feels like he heard the announcement five seconds ago.

“I don’t wanna lie, I was also one of those people who thought Makhekhe was going to take it because he is a formidable competitor. I kept hearing his name in the crowd and before Lawrence [Maleka] called out my name, I had already made peace with the fact that I could be the runner-up. But when he said my name, I cannot put in words how I felt.”

The reality TV star also reveals that being on the show was a crazy experience and it’s not something many can fully understand until you’re inside the house.

He plans to use the money for business that he’s already implementing but doesn’t want to divulge any of them now.

Big Brother Mzansi housemate, Tshepo “Makhekhe” Tau is the runner-up after McJunior won the R2 million prize money this past weekend.

According to Big Brother, McJunior received 34.50 percent while Makhekhe got 34.43 percent votes this week.

Makhekhe missed the R2 million prize money by 0.07 percent votes after staying in the house for three months.

McJunior beat Makhekhe, Zee, Sinaye Mpumi and Papa Ghost on the season finale of Big Brother Mzansi.

Previous evicted contestants include, Willy, Liema, Young Papi, Lerato, Jareed, Els and Chueenza. A s well as Meelay, Mich, Taki, Pale, Fahima, Sammy_M, Mali and Neo.

Fan-favourite housemates Yolanda and Bravo B got disqualified from the competition by MultiChoice.

MultiChoice eliminated Yolanda from the show on Friday, 15 March, while Bravo B left in the show’s opening week.