The latest season of Big Brother Mzansi has taken a dramatic turn as viewers are demanding the disqualification of contestant Liema.
A video clip showcasing Liema allegedly slapping and spitting in the face of fellow contestant Jareed has ignited a fiery debate about gender-based violence (GBV) and fairness.
The incident unfolded after Els kissed Jareed in front of Liema, triggering an emotional outburst. Liema’s anger escalated as she confronted Jareed, resorting to physical violence and hurling profanities. Even when other housemates tried to intervene, Liema vehemently warned them to back off.
This controversy comes in the wake of former BBM S4 contestant Bravo B’s disqualification over a GBV plot.
Viewers are now drawing parallels and arguing that if the roles were reversed, a male contestant would have been disqualified without question for spitting on a female.
Critics argue that Liema’s inability to control her anger and her threats towards other contestants make her a danger to others. Despite Liema’s apology to Jareed and Els, viewers remain adamant about the need for her disqualification.
They emphasise that rules against GBV should be consistently enforced, without any double standards.
Outraged viewers have taken action by emailing the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) to voice their grievances. They believe that if there are regulations in place to address GBV, they must be applied without bias or favouritism.
As the controversy surrounding Liema’s actions continues to unfold, the Big Brother Mzansi S4 production team faces a critical decision that will shape the show’s narrative and address the concerns of its passionate audience.
This is the end of the road for Liema, there’s no way for her to survive this. Biggie will have no choice but to Disqualify her from the Big Brother Mzansi Reality Show. She broke too many rules#SyaMosha #BBMzansi #BBM #BBMzansi2024 #BBMzansiSeason4#Liema #Jareed #Mpumi #Els pic.twitter.com/XX05XeGxn8
— Bonga Zulu🇿🇦 (@ZuluBongaSA) February 2, 2024
Ene lona using this liema situation to try and fight for Bravo stop annoying us Bravo B deserved his disqualification and Liema deserves the disqualification that is supposed to come her way two truths can exist! #BBMzansi pic.twitter.com/mt0lC7kae9
— Lethabo Mpumi’s Fresh Breasts🎙🐘VKR (@NALEsLethabo) February 2, 2024
Shame I am not against Liema getting disqualified. At all. She deserves it.
My issue is that you guys wanna compare threats of rape to spitting. Now that is some wild shit.😳
Mourn the disqualification of your fave but don’t forget what he did was actually 10x worse. #BBMzansi
— The Godmother (@Kamogelo_MN) February 2, 2024
— Sandile🇿🇦 (@Moferefere01) February 2, 2024
Spitting on a man with a saliva that has skhwehlela and you still get a chance to stay because you have a vagana…
This Big Brother thing must be cancelled next season. pic.twitter.com/h6ygD7MW6b
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) February 2, 2024
— Tshegang Phala (@thphala) February 2, 2024