South Africa Big Brother housemate expelled over rape claims
A contestant on the South African version of Big Brother has been expelled from the show after being accused of raping a fellow housemate.
Siyanda Ngwenya, known as Adams, allegedly attacked the female contestant while she was asleep after a drunken night of partying in the house in Johannesburg.
The pair were last seen on TV kissing and cuddling in bed before the cameras moved away.
Ngwenya reportedly boasted to housemates the next day that he had sex with the woman, whom MailOnline has chosen not to name.
However, the alleged victim is said to have been shocked by the claims and reportedly told female contestants that she did not consent to having sex.
In a statement last night, Mzansi Magic, the channel which airs Big Brother, said: ‘At this stage, it is not exactly clear what transpired between (the woman) and Adams.
‘Having suspected that there may have been an incident of sexual misconduct, Mzansi Magic acted by removing both individuals from the house.’
The company said the alleged victim had been ‘removed for her own well-being’ and that both contestants were receiving counselling, it was reported by IOL News.
It is not yet known whether police have been called into investigate the alleged incident, which took place on Saturday night when alcohol is made freely available to the housemates.
All current contestants have been barred from speaking to the media.
Some fans of the show have questioned the woman’s claims.
Fan @LoazG tweeted: ‘Okay, where are these rape allegations coming from now peeps, the misconduct by Adams was not revealed, so where is ths coming from?’
Another, @RefilweMaingo, wrote: ‘There was no rape. (the woman) n Adams had sex drunk. (The woman) woke up n said she forgot.’
Rumours on social media suggest the alleged victim has made a claim of rape at a police station, but this has not been confirmed. Daily Mail