BBA Mzansi winners on a roll Ntombi and Ace
Ntombi and Ace

Ntombi and Ace

More fame and notoriety awaits Ntombi and Ace, the latest winners of Big Brother Mzansi.

Cameras for their reality show started rolling the minute they were announced victors of Big Brother Mzansi.

Producer/director Thomas Gumede coordinated the crew that recorded every moment and movement of the pair outside the house.

No comment could be solicited from Mzansi Magic and Gumede on the new reality show, but the latter was overheard yesterday night after the finale saying he was taping the reality show for the two stars. The previous winner of Big Brother Mzansi, Mandla Hlatshwayo, hooked up with his girlfriend Lexi van Niekerk, who he met in the house, for a reality show currently broadcast on Mzansi Magic. And, given the quirky, off-the-wall, brash and loud nature of Ntombi and Ace, Gumede and company may have stumbled upon a winning formula for a captivating reality show.

Long-time sweethearts Ntombi and Ace, whose real names are Ntombifuthi Tshabalala and Nkanyiso Khumalo, and who are from Soweto, were crowned on Sunday night after 56 arduous days of tears, scheming and charming TV viewers. The couple had already won the hearts of many Big Brother Mzansi fans with their seemingly authentic romance.

The two met five years ago on a pavement and have a son together.

They took home loot of R2million as a prize.

On his next move after the win, Ace said: “I am going to take time to think it over and seek advice here and there. I want to empower and educate myself, better my life and those around me. I’m going for legendary status and to change the world slowly but surely,” he said.

On their much-anticipated wedding he said: “There are no plans for the wedding yet, but should it take place it will be like no other. From day one Ntombi and I have always wanted to be together. She has always reminded me how she wanted us to get married. This relationship has kept me humble and on the straight path.”

Ntombi said money was not going to change how they feel for each other as they were hustlers.

“When we came into the house we told ourselves that we were going to hustle together. Our best motivation was our son and (to) better our lives and see ourselves in (a) better situation in life.”

Ace admitted that life has not been all rosy.

“I have had my fair share of things in life and I am happy to be where I am right now and very proud of where I stand.”

The pair who entered the Big Brother game as a couple overcame strong competition from K2 (Katlego Mabusela) and Blue (Thandi Mbombo). K2 and Blue entered the reality competition as individuals and decided to pair up. Their ability to strategise and win challenges kept them in the competition longer.

Earlier in the game, Big Brother was rocked with rape allegations that saw housemate Siyanda Ngwenya expelled.

MNet CEO Yolisa Phahle said they were cooperating with police.

“The investigation MNet conducted was . to make sure something of this nature never happens again,” Phahle said. — Sowetan.

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