“I was paraded as a millionaire, but it didn’t reflect in my account”- First BBMzansi winner, Mandla begs for financial support

Winner of Big Brother Mzansi season 1, Mandla Hlatshwayo, has cried out about the challenges which he’s been keeping a secret.

The reality TV star took to his Twitter page on Friday and begged fans for financial support, saying that after he won the maiden edition of the show in 2014, he was paraded as a millionaire but it did not reflect in his bank account.

Mandla millionaire cries out

Mandla released his bank details in a statement and noted that any amount which can be crowdfunded for him will be sufficient.

He said he should have humbled himself and be grateful for the R625,000 prize money, while exploring other streams of income instead of burning bridges with his fanbase.

He wrote; “Hoping NOT to come across as a sore loser but whilst we at it, The truth is…”

The BBMzansi winner explained; “I was paraded as a millionaire even though that’s not what reflected in my bank account but it was my reaction (outburst) upon discovery that didn’t help me address the situation with the powers that be.

I should have humbled myself by being grateful for the 625k which was more than enough to kick start my spaza dreams and found another way to balance the difference instead of burning lucrative brigdes like a fanbase who would given anything for that humble kid from the Vaal. With all that said dear beloved we’re here for the balance of that metre + interest! Ka kopo tswe tswe, Anything will do.”

See his post:

In reaction, @feliciaAdames wrote; I remember when you announced this, the tax man almost took half, and I was in shock.

@miss_ria8; I remember, you never kept it secret I always tell my sister that Mandla got 6 hundred and something thousand, because I voted for you like craazy and this amount was really disappointing after tax, big brother should make it tax free it’s only fair guys

@12345678W678; I wasn’t even allowed to watch big brother during your season are you now going broke?? Didn’t your spaza shop give you money. What is going on??

@Carlos78888176; This ex bbm housemate want to milk poor dry shem, so 600k was not enough for you to build an empire that will make you be the one to give away money.