ollowing the dramatic Sunday that took place at the Idols SA, which saw Virginia Qwabe being eliminated and her twin sister Viggy giving the show a middle finger after the elimination of her sister. Mzansi Magic has now confirmed that the vote count and ranking on contestants were independently computed by Deloitte and Touche and confirmed against vote results determined by M-Net.
“The vote count and ranking on contestants were independently computed by Deloitte and Touche and confirmed against the vote results determined by M-Net. While the judges provide predictions and commentary on the show, they can in no way alter the computation and outcomes of the public vote,” says Philly Kubheka – HOD: PR and Publicity Local Entertainment Channel.
Philly Kubheka also says that Mzansi Magic is also satisfied that the show is managed in a manner that respects their talent and crew and that no bullying is tolerated.
This week there were allegations that the Qwabe twins were bullied by one of the Idols SA contestants Snenhlanhla Sneziey Msomi, who has since denied the bullying claiming that she has never and will never bully anyone.
“I have never and will never bully anyone but kuyosizani to talk when everyone has made up their minds about me. I wish all that you have believed was firmly stated by the twins and sadly it wasn’t,” says Sneziey Msomi.
Mzansi Magic’s Philly Kubheka says that the Qwabe twins have confirmed (couldn’t they get them on recording or something) that they were not bullied in any way.
“The channel does not condone or tolerate bullying between contestants. Viggy withdrew from the competition on her own accord and her decision is fully supported by her family and the channel,” says Philly Kubheka.
“Mzansi Magic and Idols SA would like to state that we are aware of the fake accounts that are posting as the contestants which have been reported to our Anti-Piracy team and that there was no bullying or any physical altercations among the contestants in the house,” reads the statement.