Fatima told Biggie that she had been disturbed by a conversation she had with Bassey when the Sierra Leonean confided in her on some very sensitive news that he assured he had never told a soul. This got Fatima thinking that as much as Housemates were in The Chase to win the grand USD 300 000, most of them were running away from something on the outside world that they could not share with just anybody.
Realising the sensitivity of the issue, Big Brother didn’t push Fatima to disclose the details of their conversation but gave her some time to gather her thoughts and compose herself off air. Big Brother also confirmed that a professional would be made available and reminded her she can always talk to Big Brother. Fatima confirmed that she had also given Bassey the same advice but still felt bad that there was nothing she could do to help him.
This is evidence that the Big Brother House is not always fun and games, some Housemates find it hard to cope with a lot of issues and thanks to the Diary Room, they can always share their problems with Big Brother.
Could Fatima be losing herself or is she just being human?
By Bukelwa Nkungwana