Tears 'n fears in the house
THE "evil machine" and not her housemates were to blame for Zimbabwean Teclar's eviction from Big Brother Africa 7 at the weekend.
Teclar had expected to be evicted with her sister Maneta, who was spectacularly saved by the television audience. She has been moved to the Upville House, which is occupied by celebrities including South African model Babalwa Mneno, Nigerian singer Goldie and Namibian artist Lady May.
Tanzanian pair Hilda and Julio are also out in the cold.
While Hilda was originally earmarked for eviction, she was still shocked when she was called out of the house.
Julio, on the other hand, had mistakenly thought that he was safe, but was jolted when reality sunk in.
Teclar said: "It was shocking, I was like; 'who does this.?' But, obviously, it was the evil machine, not the housemates.
"It was shocking to be made to [leave the house] as singles. It is difficult to have been separated from my sister."
Julio said the nomination process was unexpected and he still feels that he could have won the game.
"I had not known about the nomination process and I did not think I would be out of the house so soon," he said.
"One week is not good enough. I would have loved to stay longer."
Hilda, who had won the "head of house" task and was supposed to execute the role this week, said she was saddened by her short stay.
"I wanted to be head of house and I wanted to have the chance to save someone who was nominated this week for eviction," she said.
This week, Sierra Leonean pair Zainab and Dalphin and Liberian pair Luke and Yade face eviction.