Mzansi Magic publicist threatened, police referred to as just after family’s ugly backstage fighting.


The truth behind the tumultuous exit of the Qwabe twins from the 15th season of Idols is that the sister’s loved ones allegedly made chaos behind-the-scenes on Sunday with their disruptive behaviour that was hidden from viewers, with Mzansi Magic that was forced to get in touch with in the police just after a Mzansi Magic publicist was threatened who feared for his life.

It occurred as Virginia Qwabe was informed that she was eliminated just after having the least quantity of votes, with her sister Viggy who then decided to quit.

Whilst the rest of the eliminated Leading 10 contestants generally return for a group efficiency through the season finale, the Qwabe twins and their belongings had been removed on Sunday evening from the Idols residence exactly where the Leading 10 keep and neither will be noticed once more in the show on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) or through the reside finale set for 17 November.

Idols as a South African version of the Fremantle format show, is executive created by Gavin Wratten and Tebogo Thekisho (ProVerb) who is also the presenter, and as a outcome of the in-show brouhaha will have no elimination at the end of this coming Sunday’s Leading four episode.

Whilst M-Net and the [SIC] Entertainment created show made an impression that the Qwabe twins and their loved ones parted amicably just after Sunday’s Leading five episode at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria, some of the backstage tumult hidden from viewers at property became extremely visible to the shocked in-theatre audience.

The usual press conference following an episode of Idols on Sunday evening was abruptly cancelled due to the fact of the behind-the-scenes chaos.

Mzansi Magic in a statement on Monday mentioned that “Just after
lengthy discussions, Viggy who nevertheless remained in the Idols competitors just after Sunday’s elimination has decided to exit the competitors” and that “The Qwabe
twins, their loved ones, production firm and channel met just after the show tonight
to formalise Viggy’s selection”.

Philly Kubheka, the head of publicity for M-Net’s regional entertainment channels, in a statement denied rumours of bullying of and among the remaining Idols contestants, saying that “there was no bullying or any physical altercations amongst the contestants in the property.”

In the most up-to-date scandal to engulf Idols, there was nonetheless a chaotic showdown behind-the-scenes of the show on Sunday among the Qwabe loved ones and Mzansi Magic, with one particular of the show’s publicists who was allegedly threatened by the rage-filled Qwabe sisters’ brothers.

The aggressive behaviour ramped up to such an extent that M-Net was forced to get in touch with the police to the show to intervene when the loved ones became disruptive.

In-theatre audience members on Sunday witnessed how the Qwabe loved ones abruptly got up from their seats and left the theatre when Viggy was singing.

The group, allegedly like the Qwabe sisters’ brothers, cousins and father Lawrence Qwabe, demanded to see the voting benefits outdoors the auditorium, and also demanded Viggy’s removal from the show when it was nevertheless broadcasting reside, with some loved ones members who then allegedly attacked one particular of the Mzansi Magic publicists.

That was when the South African police service was referred to as in and arrived at the show to intervene.

The loved ones members alleged that vote rigging was accountable for Virginia’s elimination from the show, considering the fact that the one particular Idols judge Somizi Mhlongo predicted that one particular of the Qwabe twins would be leaving the show on Sunday.

“It was so poor I was scared for my life!” mentioned the Mzansi Magic publicist.

TVwithThinus was unable to attain the Qwabe loved ones for comment. Mzansi Magic was asked if it really is feasible to speak to the Qwabes and Mzansi Magic responded and mentioned “The Qwabes
are not readily available for interviews as we at present do not have access to them”.

Mzansi Magic was asked for comment about the Qwabe loved ones fighting backstage, attacking a show publicist and the police referred to as to the show to intervene.

“The Qwabe
loved ones and some of the fans had been aggressive and demanded to have the twins
through a reside broadcast,” Irvin Pooe, a Mzansi Magic publicist for Idols told TVwithThinus.

“The police had to be referred to as as they threatened
violence and this is a public occasion and we have to guarantee every person is secure. The
twins’ brothers and some of the cousins also attempted attacking me. This was
witnessed by some of the guests at the show therefore they posted the details
on social media.”

About Somizi Mhlongo who mentioned one particular of the twins would be eliminated on Sunday which came correct, Philly Kubheka says Mzansi Magic “is happy as to the credibility of the Idols season 15 voting
course of action which is independently audited by Deloitte & Touche”.

“While the judges can
offer predictions and commentary on the show, they can in no way influence or
alter the outcomes of the public vote. Mzansi Magic is also happy that the
show is run in a manner that respects our talent and crew and that no bullying
is tolerated.”


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