Ofunneka defends Richard

Zenoyise Madikwa

Zenoyise Madikwa

Big Brother Africa runner-up, Nigerian Ofunneka Molokwu, has finally spoken about what went down the night she and housemate Richard Bezuidenhout got up close and personal.

She says she was not raped and defends her supposed assailant, the eventual winner, Tanzanian Bezuidenhout.

The married Bezuidenhout, 24, sparked an outcry after he fondled, kissed and felt up the drunken Molokwu, 29, while his other love interest, the Angolan Tatiana Durao, was lying next to him.

The producers sent paramedics into the house because Molokwu and Durao were sobbing uncontrollably and vomiting after the incident.

Bezuidenhout, 24, was locked in the diary room.

Bewildered viewers across Africa and abroad called for Bezuidenhout to be charged with sexual assault.

Molokwu said: "I cannot call what happened rape. We were all pissed. We drank too much vodka on that day. I can't blame Richard for what happened. Nobody even remembers what happened.

"I have not had time to watch the footage, but I'm sure I was not raped."

Asked what Nigerians think about her behaviour in the Big Brother house, she apologised for the events of Saturday October 27 and said she had not yet spoken to family and friends.

"I'm sure my people are proud of me. I am going home some time next week and I can't wait to see my family. It's been a long time. I don't know what they will say, but I do not regret a single thing that happened at the Big Brother house," said the fertility clinic assistant.

Bezuidenhout won the US$100 000 prize, with Molokwu placed second.