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Day 39: From camping to comfort – BBMzansi

29 February 2024
Some housemates got comfortable before they moved back to the house.
A couple idling on a bench

After three nights and four days of living in the wilderness (outside), the housemates of Big Brother Mzansi have finally returned to the comfort of their familiar abode. The theme for this camping adventure was "back to basics," stripping away the luxuries of modern living and challenging the housemates to survive outdoors. Although this was not new territory for housemates such as Makhekhe and Sinaye, it was a big ask from Biggie for the 'softlife' gang like Chuenzaaa and Els. 

The campsite experience was not merely a leisurely retreat; it was a test of resilience, teamwork, and adaptability. From sleeping under the stars to cooking over an open fire, the housemates embraced the simplicity of life in the great outdoors. The housemates received a brief earlier, requiring them to break camp collectively. This meant they needed to pack their sleeping bags, camping chairs and place things neatly into the storage boxes used to pack food. The housemates energetically got to work, eager to go back into the house. 

However, not all housemates approached the task with the same level of enthusiasm. PapaGhost and 'MamaGhost', Lerato Modise, opted to observe rather than actively participate in breaking camp. Despite PapaGhost's assertion that he had been working hard all week, his decision to sit on the sidelines raised eyebrows among fans.

The instructions were clear: all housemates must contribute to breaking camp, with HoH Willy tasked with ensuring the process runs smoothly. While some like McJunior and Makhekhe diligently swept the yard and scrubbed down some parts with soapy water, the power couple sat back and watched. A cabin crew strategy, perhaps? 

Maintaining personal hygiene was also a concern earlier, with PapaGhost revealing that ten housemates had skipped their baths on the final day of camping. The collective sigh of relief was palpable when Biggie announced the return of hot water upon their reentry into the house.

As the camping chapter comes to a close, the focus shifts to the lessons learned during this wilderness adventure. Tonight's wager presentation will put their newfound skills to the test during the wager presentation. Can they translate their experiences into a successful outcome and emerge victorious? Only time will tell. 

Voting on Big Brother Mzansi S’ya Mosha is now open! Vote to save ChuenzaaaLiemaMakhekheMcJuniorMeelayMichPapaGhostSinayeTakiYolanda, and Zee from eviction. Voting is available here. Mobile: 100 votes. Desktop: 100 votes. DStv subscribers can vote on the MyDStv App based on Rewards Level. Voting closes on Thursday at 21:00. Big Brother Mzansi season 4 is broadcast live 24/7 on DStv Channel 198, which you can stream here. Sunday eviction shows are at 18:00 on Mzansi Magic. To join the conversation on social media platforms, use the hashtag #BBMzansi and connect with us on Facebook, X Instagram, and TikTok.