This leaves the five remaining housemates — Emma, Kevin, Nkenna (Nigerian), Edward (Namibian) along with Malawi’s Mzamo in a position to win the
US$200 000 prize. Africa now has to choose the housemate they would like to see named as winner.
Speaking to independentextra via a phone interview from Johannesburg on Tuesday, Itai expressed no regrets for the strategies he employed whilst he was in the house.
“That is what the environment expected of me. Big Brother is all about conniving and conspiring and so I did what I had to do to survive.”
On the “snake” tag that seemed to stick to him throughout his stay in the house Itai said it was hypocritical for anyone to accuse him of that since conniving was not exclusive to him.
“I tried to get along with both camps and figured it would pay off at some point.”
“I went into the house on my own and found 25 strangers who were as keen as I was to make it to the end. That in itself creates an aura of suspicion amongst us and so it would be no surprise to find people plotting against one another.
“My strategy was to get friends on both sides and spot which alliances were stronger.”
The 31-year old said he restrained himself in his interactions with the female housemates because he is in a serious relationship outside the house.
On who he fancied amongst the female housemates, Itai gingerly named Mozambican Jennifer as someone he found attractive.
Although studying towards his Master’s degree in Peace and Governance Itai was quick to dispel any notions that he would enter politics any time soon, but would opt for a career in civic society.
This year’s edition of Big Brother will come to an end this Sunday with a two hour show, which starts at 7pm with US hip hop sensation Bow Wow billed to perform.
Viewers can vote via the website at www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother. Econet subscribers can also text their favourite housemate’s name to 15626.