White boy charms the house

Quinn Sieber, the local hopeful in the Big Brother Revolutionhouse, is currently the name on everyone's lips.

Quinn Sieber, the local hopeful in the Big Brother Revolutionhouse, is currently the name on everyone's lips.

He waltzed onto the stage with a broad smile, charmed everyone when he launched into isiZulu and Tsotsitaal. The most uncharmed person must have been IK although he hid it well.

After all, he was trying to talk to the jolly South African who was on the other hand ignoring the queen's lingo for the township style.

Unfortunately Sowetan could not speak to Quinn But if he manages the 91-day stay in the Big Brother Revolution house, he will impress local fans. SA has never had a winner and if Quinn is a charmer like he seems to be, then he should keep the money here at home.

In his absence, the next best person to chat to about Quinn the Mjita is Linda Mabaso. Recalling how they met, Mabaso says: "We first met last year when we were doing media studies at Boston (College). We became best friends. I suppose we were drawn to each other by our passion for entertainment and like amajita asekasi hanging out together."

Mabaso rates Quinn highly. "He has a good chance. He brings a breath of fresh air with him, is appreciative of things and is always eager to learn. He is a South African in a true sense of the word. He loves the township life and he is not faking it," he insists.

His mother Anne says Quinn's love affair with the township and black people started after they moved to Brakpan, near an informal settlement.

"His friends from the township would come and play with him. I insisted that they do not speak English or Afrikaans but any African language.

"That's when he learned African languages. Publications even came to do a stories about him as the only white boy in an all black township club at 13 at a ground called Congo.

"Everyone has positive things to say about him. if he brings a black makoti I will not have a problem. People are people as long as he loves the person deeply. Whatever he does, I hope he enjoys his experience in the house and learns from it."

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