EDITOR'S MEMO: MDUDUZI MATHUTHU
The PR disaster that sparked Makosi 'hate'
Last Friday marked a turning point in the low-life lesbian's stay in the house when she realised, rather too late, that while the Brits are largely liberal, they have moral bounds too.
Makosi is now the most HATED person remaining in Big Brother, after polling 47 percent of the vote, almost equalling the votes for the other five housemates who were also up for eviction. Vanessa who came a distant runner up to Makosi was voted out by fellow housemates when they were given the option to decide who should stay.
The sobbing daughter of a retired policeman said after the great escape: "I don't have anyone anymore. I'd love to last to the end, but the torture of knowing I am not wanted is too much."
Pity, then, Makosi doesn't have access to New Zimbabwe.com.
We warned on the day she went into that wretched place that her behaviour, which has worsened since, will win her no fans and lose her friends.
There was the predictable excitement and orgasmic reviews from the tabloids who love all things sexual and outrageous, but Makosi did not prepare for a British quality that may yet end her stay in Big Brother house: A TOTAL DISLIKING FOR LIES.
British politicians know that the worst political crime is lying. Many have resigned for being suspected of lying, lying or not telling the whole truth. It is in the nature of the Brits to reject liars and their lies.
Unlike their American cousins, the Brits have also rejected being scared or blackmailed into supporting certain causes.
It would be cruel on Makosi to expect her to understand these intricate qualities of the British people because while she copies them and lives among them, she doesn't understand them.
Makosi has committed two cardinal sins: Lying and using blackmail to try and beat the British public to rally around her.
The Brits don't give a toss about her lesbian kisses, walking in the nude and dramaticism. But they do get worried when someone tries to win them over through lies, blackmail and deception.
Makosi and her PR machine have done all those!
On the first day Makosi went into the Big Brother house, she declared she was a virgin. She knew, as we said it then, that this was a lie. Her motivation was clear: she was in Big Brother to cause shock and awe and dominate the news media.
Now her sister, Veronica, who is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame, has unhelpfully intervened to claim Makosi went into Big Brother in order to get money to pay for her mum's cancer operation.
But wait a minute. Just this past week, Makosi's father, Rich, told us her daughter's real motive for going on Big Brother. He said: "Makosi always wanted to be famous and we are happy for her."
And do you know what Makosi lists as her favourite TV programme? Look no further than Big Brother. So why is Veronica wheeling out this stuff about her mum's cancer when we know Makosi is just hunting fame?
A colleague at the Zimbabwe Independent told me this week that Makhosi's mum, Sennie, who is said to be afflicted by cancer has not missed a day's work for the past four years because of illness. This is not to say she doesn't have cancer.
The British public has refused to be blackmailed into rubber stamping bigger international issues like war on Iraq, despite being told Saddam Hussein was 45 minutes away from dropping chemical bombs on London.
Makosi's PR stuntmen should have known trying to run a campaign on the basis of her mum's medical troubles was a gamble that could backfire spectacularly, just as it threatening.
Worse, the Brits are naturally alarmed that a nurse can go on national television and promote unprotected sex. In Makosi's case, it's not just a nurse, but an overseas nurse from a country where 4 000 people die weekly through Aids largely because they did exactly what Makosi did by having unprotected sex in the pool with a housemate.
Whenever she is
evicted, Makosi will emerge from the Big Brother house a loser and a
sad case. And when the newspapers find more outrageous fame hunters,
she will be forgotten and will only be remembered as 'that girl who
had unprotected sex on TV'.
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