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Big Brother Africa condemned over housemate's punch

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Sonara, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Sonara

    Sonara JF-Expert Member

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    African Big Brother slammed as man slaps a woman during foul-mouthed row... and is allowed to remain in the house

    A heavily-built Big Brother contestant avoided punishment after he pushed and then slapped a woman live on TV in a new low for the programme.
    Producers of the African version of the show were accused of condoning domestic violence after the female contestant was assaulted, watched by viewers from 14 countries.
    Ugandan Hannington Kuteesa, 24, thumped South African Lerato Sengadi, 26, during the Endemol-produced show, the same firm behind Britain's version.

    [​IMG] Shocking viewing: Hannington Kuteesa, right, and Lerato Sengadi have a heated row on the African Big Brother programme

    [​IMG] Push: Kuteesa, right, and Sengadi get physical as the row boils over

    Following Tuesday's incident, bosses at the M-Net television network have refused to remove the fiery businessman from the programme despite calls for a police investigation into the incident.
    Today, domestic abuse campaigner Wendy Isaack accused producers of sending out a dangerous signal about domestic violence to a continent where physical and sexual assaults against women were already prevalent.

    The spokeswoman for the Johannesburg-based People Opposing Women Abuse group said: 'It is an absolute disgrace for Big Brother to allow an assault against a female contestant to go unpunished.

    'This programme is watched by people across the continent, where around one in two women suffers physical or sexual abuse - often in extreme forms.
    'In that context the producers should have immediately removed the man from the programme to set an example for others.

    'We believe there should be a police investigation into this.

    [​IMG] Strike: Kuteesa lashes out before punching his woman victim

    'The woman should be told that she can press charges against him, but instead she is being forced to live in a house with her attacker in the name of entertainment.
    'People argue that this is just a television programme, but it has a far reach across our country and Africa and in this day and age it is simply unacceptable for violence against women to be sanctioned in this way.'
    This year's African Big Brother is the fifth series to be broadcast on the continent.

    Dubbed 'All Stars', the housemates are all contestants from previous series of the programme, which is being produced by Endemol.
    Tuesday's violent scenes were sparked as the contestants took part in a task aimed at highlighting the problem of malaria in Africa.

    Kuteesa, from the southern Malawian city of Blayntyre, first pushed Sengadi before punching her in the jaw with his right fist.

    Fellow housemates then stepped in to break up the fight, with Kenyan contestant Sheila Kwamboka holding Kuteesa back as he apparently tried to throw another punch at the South African events coordinator.

    [​IMG] Dragged away: Shocked housemates react, pulling him away from the argument

    Kwamboka screamed: 'You hit a woman, dude. How can you do that?'
    Despite the ugly scenes, M-Net producers have refused to remove Kuteesa from the house.

    Instead the entrepreneur was ticked him off about his behaviour in the diary room.

    Admitting he had acted out of turn, the Ugandan apologised for his actions.

    He said: 'I'm sorry for how I reacted. I have a temper problem, but I won't use this as an excuse. Lerato, I am really sorry.'
    Campaigners have argued that violence against women remains a significant issue across Africa.

    Last year a Medical Research Council survey revealed that one in four South African men had admitted to raping a woman.

    Experts believe domestic violence is boosted by the continuing acceptance of traditional gender hierarchies in societies across the continent.

    [​IMG] Race row: Shilpa Shetty was subject to vile racial abuse in the British celebrity version of Big Brother

    Despite the furore, M-Net bosses have said they believed they had taken appropriate action over Tuesday's incident.

    Today a spokeswoman confirmed Kuteesa was still in the house.
    In an interview with South Africa's Times newspaper, publicist Lani Lombard added: 'Big Brother felt it necessary to consult psychologists and all the housemates before taking measures.

    'M-Net will continue to take the appropriate actions when irresponsible behaviour results in a contravention of the game's rules.'
    Big Brother Africa is broadcast from a purpose-built house in Johannesburg.

    The reality franchise continues to be popular in many countries around the world.

    The eleventh and final Channel Four series of the show ended in Britain last month.

    It suffered a number of controversial episodes, including the notorious January 2007 race row involving Indian beauty Shilpa Shetty and the late Jade Goody.
    Goody became a national hate figure for racially abusing Shetty, while in 2004 a contestant was thrown out for aggressive behaviour during an episode later dubbed Fight Night.

    It has since been reported that the programme could be moved to Channel 5 from next year.
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    Nyani alisema zamani sana: NDIVYO TULIVYO mkuu wangu. Hatuna la kufanya ila kukubali tu ukweli wetu.


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    What is this? Some new Jerry Springer Africa version ?
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    USijifanye huwafahamu wenzako.

    Au unawaonea wivu kwa kuwa na Ukiranga na hapohapo kuwa mashuhuri?

    Wenzio hata SI units hawazifahamu na wanafahamika. Na huyu Jerry umemfahamia wapi? Nilijua tu ni member wa Majungu ya Jerry Springer. Mwmbie huyo dada basi kuwa "una shanga" akuonyeshe BALBU zake,,,,,,,,
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    Kusema kweli mimi sioni umuhimu wa BBA..
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    Oh so The Jerry Springer Show is here on JF now ?

    I will pass.
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    Sikonge JF-Expert Member

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    Unataka nikuimbie wimbo upi?

    1. We love the Lesbians......

    2. You are a Gay.

    3. Jogoo la shamba haliwiki mjini.......
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    17 September 2010 Last updated at 06:37 ET
    Big Brother Africa condemned over housemate's punch

    Lerato Sengadi (l) was punched during a heated argument with Hannington Kuteesa (r)
    Women's rights activists have strongly criticised producers of Africa's version of Big Brother for not evicting a housemate who punched a female contestant on live television.
    Hannington Kuteesa hit Lerato Sengadi after a row inside the Big Brother house in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
    Ms Sengadi's family is planning a protest to demand his removal.
    Activists says the show's actions may perpetuate the belief that African men have the right to hit women.
    Continue reading the main story “Start Quote

    Parts of society still believe that women who get abused somehow asked for it - it is really sad”
    End Quote Lebo Marishane Women's Net
    TV company M-Net has defended its decision not to remove Mr Kuteesa, from Uganda, saying it is trying to act in the interests of all the housemates.
    As his punishment Big Brother ordered him to apologise to South Africa's Ms Sengadi during one of their recordings.
    It has also provided counselling to both contestants.
    But Lebo Marishane from Women's Net told the BBC this was not enough.
    "Television is a powerful medium which reaches millions of people. Keeping that contestant on the show perpetuates the dangerous stereotype that men can abuse women and not be punished," she said.
    "As it is, many women in Africa and South Africa do not report abuse because parts of society still believe that women who get abused somehow asked for it - it is really sad."
    Angry viewers have continued to flood the show's website with messages condemning Mr Kuteesa.
    An M-Net spokesman, however said they had also received complaints about Ms Sengadi for insulting Mr Kuteesa during a discussion about malaria before the incident.
    This is the fifth version of Big Brother Africa, which began with 14 contestants from different countries.
    It is broadcast across the continent on satellite TV, and some terrestrial channels, and is one of the continent's most popular reality TV programmes.
    In some countries, politicians and church leaders have called for previous editions be taken off air, saying it is immoral, pointing in particular to naked shower scenes.
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    what is the purpose of BBA?
  10. Msanii

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    did she really asked for it?
    No way. mbona kule uongereza walimtoa yule housemate aliyembully dada wa kihindi?
    Mi nakwambia hizi programmes za KIFREEMANSONS zitapandikiza utamaduni mpya duniani
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    Jafar JF-Expert Member

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    Hannington has been EVICTED and Lerato has been PUNISHED.
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    YES she did!

    Ukiangalia ile clip ya tukio, kiukweli Lerato asked for it. Yaani alikuwa anambwatukia Hann mbele ya uso wake mpaka inakera yaani.

    Hata mimi ningemtwanga. Ndo maana Code hata hakuingilia kwani inawezekana alishaona yule dada anachonga sana
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    sisi huku tunashindwa kufuatilia BBA; vp mshiriki wetu Mwisho Mwampamba, mwenye data na picha atujuze,
  14. FirstLady1

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    Huyu dada nae anaongea sana lol
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    Nilidhani ni mimi peke yangu nilikuwa na msimamo huo. Nadhani wote waliachangia kiwango sawa kwenye hiyo kashfa na ilikuwa bora watolewe wote. Naona BBA wamekubali pressure za wanaharakati wa haki za akina mama lakini pia wamesahau kwamba mtu kama Lerato naye atatuharibia binti zetu.

    Halafu nimekereka kwa unafiki wa washiriki eti wanasikitika Hanny kuondoka (mfano Tatiana) wakati ndio walikuwa mstari wa mbele kuvuvuzela eti atolewe! Huu mchezo naona huko mbele utazidi kuwa asusa!
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    heri lawama kuliko fedheha...haijalishi kama ni msichana au mvulana kama anazingua to that extent unatandika tu...big up to hann hata mimi ningefanya alichofanya....mikasi poa ila kubully ndo kosa...labda nami ni miongoni mwa wasioelewa purpose ya BBA