I was quite privileged to have been home and watching at the time the whole fight escalated and I was really really sad when Big Brother had to make that rather rude decision.
Ok, let's start off with the video..
The truth of the matter is, Hannington did not PUNCH, SLAP, HIT Lerato Sengadi from South Africa like most websites, blogs, journalists are instigating. What happened if you look at the video closely is that he pushed her on the left ear, that is all he did, and everything else followed.
I will not speak a lot about the video, but I will let everyone watch it and have their view.
What is disturbing to me is the verdict that Big Brother made.
I feel that it takes two to tangle, both parties were in wrong here. Lerato was verbally abusive to Hannington and did not respect his space at all, She even came straight to his face and started insulting him.... mistake number one.
Hannington on the other hand, could have chosen to walk away, but he did not do that, so he pushed her away all in self defense but yeah we get it, he is a man and men are not supposed to violet women, right?
I have a problem with this whole situation. First off, I will say am a woman, not only a woman but a woman who believes in Human rights and who believes Violence against women should not be tolerated. That said, I find it extremely Important that women need to know their limits. Laws have to be applied both ways. If you want to be respected, we ought to first respect ourselves. So in this situation I find it hard to believe everyone in the tabloids are making Hannington the Villain of the situation yet it is supposed to be blamed on both parties.
Big Brother, you were wrong in letting Hannington leave the house and leaving Lerato in the game. Both of them deserved a fair punishment in their involvement. There is no smoke without fire, Hannington was provoked, verbally attacked by Lerato, which let to the Physical attacking made by Hannington.
So just because a bunch of Women activists and Lerato's family made alot of noise about this, and tabloids also misreported what happened does not mean Big Brother had to be mean to one Contestant. The dude made news, He is on BBC, Dailymail, its interesting.
Having said all that, I think Uganda was robbed of a deserving victory, because am sure Hannington was the first choice to be voted back into the House, and who knows maybe ultimately win the whole thing!
It is a pity, but Hannington, I believe you will come out of this a better man. There are lessons learned and I believe the lessons will make him a better man. Good luck in everything else.
What is your say?