Big Brother Mzansi’s Ace and Ntombi Win R2 Million

UNRESTRAINED joy flowed on Sunday night as sensational Soweto sweethearts Nkanyiso ‘Ace’ Khumalo and Ntombifuthi ‘Ntombi’ Tshabalala, whose hugely entertaining personalities have captivated fans across South Africa, were voted the winners of reality super-series Big Brother Mzansi ‘Double Trouble’.

In what can only be described as a dream come true for the much-loved duo, they walked away with the life-changing R2 million prize after spending 56 days in the Big Brother house where they laughed, danced and sang their way into the minds and memories of viewing audiences, winning hearts as much for their close-knit relationship as for their good humour and optimistic approach to life.

It was always going to be a hugely emotional and highly dramatic finale, and it certainly was just that, starting with the results being placed in a secure perspex box on stage where it would be kept until it was time for the big announcement. Three pairs remained in the game at the start of the show, and for Blue and K2 as well as Chelsea and Mbali the night was bittersweet as they came so close to scooping the title. But while that wasn’t meant to be, both pairs can be confident in the knowledge that they too are stars in their own right having succeeded in making it all the way to the end of the show.

The show also paid tribute to the housemates who began the journey and who departed the show at different times along the way. One of the highlights of the finale was an insert featuring Soxx and Tembi, who were evicted last week, just one week shy of the finale.

Talking directly to Ace, Ntombi, Blue and K2, Biggie thanked them for spending time in his house, congratulated them on their success so far and instructed them to complete one final task. After walking through all the areas of the house one last time to say their goodbyes to their home of eight weeks, and after enjoying a gorgeous fireworks display in the garden, the foursome exited the house. Then, in what was a truly powerful farewell, they switched off the lights to the house.

On stage, in front of a delighted studio audience that included members of their families and last year’s winner Mandla Hlatshwayo, the pairs spent time with Lungile viewing clips from their stay in the house, and revealing what they were thinking and feeling as they progressed in the game.

Then, with just minutes left, Lungile walked over to the clear perspex box that had held the winner names securely, and retrieved the all-important envelope which held the final results, verified by Deloitte.

With a hush falling over the studio audience, Lungile opened the envelope, announced the winner’s names, and, just like that, with the audience roaring their approval and confetti filling the air, the show came to a fitting and fabulous end.

Source : The Namibian