Vimbai who had a Zanu (PF) bandana with her and often sang party songs saw even Zimbabweans snubbing her voting for Wendall Parson.
Three Housemates were booted out of the game in a dramatic fashion during the emotionally-charged Live Eviction Show on Sunday night, leaving seven Housemates with a real chance of getting the top spot. Wendall is in the final.
After a long, stressful week of speculation and stress, Millicent,Kim and Vimbai were given their marching orders, missing out on a chance to be in the Amplified Finals by the skin of their teeth.
Vina breathed deep in a bid to control herself, but subsequently burst into tears before announcing her ‘Save and Replace’.
When she finally worked up the courage to tell her fellow Housemates – who had assembled in the lounge – that she had saved Karen and put Lomwe up instead, the latter sat back for a moment and let it sink in, before hurrying upstairs to get his bags – leaving Vina sobbing in the lounge.
After consoling Vina, Vimbai held back tears and put on a brave face when she was evicted from the Big Brother House. She and Wendall shared one final hug before he whispered something inaudible in her ear. “See you after the finals,” perhaps?
Vimbai couldn’t help but breakdown and cry on-stage when she watched her highlights from the House.
On social networks Zimbabwean said they voted Wendall because he was not part of the system.
Dakarai Lindu said: “They gave their boy US$300 000 the last time after he lost. Vimbai being a Zanu (PF) daughter can get that same privilege but not Wendall.”
Elizabeth Zinhamo concurred: “Vimbai was only voted by Tanzania and Zimbabwe snubbed her because to some of us she is the devil that represented torturous years under people like her mother and father.”
Vimbai is the daughter of Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Services, Tracey Mutinhiri and Retired Brigadier and former Minister of Youth, Ambrose Mutinhiri.
Some Zimbabweans complained that she had an American accent that was a sign of a privileged life out of taxpayers’ money.