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Big Brother Mzansi's 'QV' leaves the show to 'protect her mental health'

Keamogetswe "QV" Motlhale from Mahikeng has abruptly exited the show in less than 72 hours.

Keamogetswe "QV" Motlhale exits Big Brother Mzansi due to mental health.
Keamogetswe "QV" Motlhale exits Big Brother Mzansi due to mental health.
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Big Brother Mzansi housemate, Keamogetswe "QV" Motlhale from Mahikeng, has abruptly exited the show less than 72 hours after joining to protect her mental health.

Mzansi Magic on Wednesday confirmed that Motlhale decided to leave the show based on "personal reasons". 

The 23-year-old’s exit comes a day after the housemates were given a task on Monday to open up and share about their upbringing and life stories.

This is where Motlhale revealed to the other housemates that she was a rape survivor. 

“Before the age of seven, I had already experienced sexual abuse from three different men. I am going to talk about one in particular, because [then], I guess, you guys will better understand who I am,” she said.

She further opened about her childhood trauma, detailing the abuse she survived at the hand of a close relative member.

The other housemates then comforted an emotional Motlhale, who departed the show a day later.

In a statement she shared on social media, Motlhale said she was grateful for the opportunity to be on the show.

“If there’s one thing we can take away from my experience is that we should never pack our feelings away,” she said.

“Nurse and guard your mental health at all times.”

Mzansi Magic said Motlhale is working with a psychologist to help her transition back into the outside world. 

“Keamogetswe Motlhale, one of the Big Brother Mzansi housemates known as QV, has taken the decision to leave the Big Brother house for personal reasons," said Shirley Adonisi, M-Net director for local entertainment channels.

“QV bid farewell to the remaining housemates and left, and a psychologist is now working with her to ensure a smooth transition back into the outside world and guide her through her journey forward".