Big Brother Mzansi Season 3 housemate Mvelo Ntuli shared an emotional story during their first day in the house.
Mvelo struggled with substance abuse when he was young. His grandmother raised him after his irresponsible father left the family when he was still young.
The 28-year-old reunited with his father a few years ago. The Pietermaritzburg born housemate comes from a family of five siblings.
Mvelo always had a dream of making it in large corporates. After completing his Honours Degree in Marketing, he worked as a marketing assistant. The bulky looking contestant has a great passion for media and music marketing. His career in the corporate world did not last long as he did not get enough space to be creative.
while giving an example of how he lives his day to day life, Mvelo said he doesn’t use an alarm to wake him up as he does what he loves. He wakes up early in the morning to work on his media projects.
Mvelo told fellow Big Brother Mzansi housemates a sad but beautiful story. They were taken on an emotional rollercoaster.
Last year everyone from his family who lived in the same house as him caught Covid. The first signs were their loss of the sense of taste and smell. “My sister called me to smell the chicken she had cooked as she struggled to smell the spices. They realised some family members in the house had the same problem. A few days later, their granny caught was hospitalized. He remembers fighting doctors, nurses and security guards as he was barred from seeing her.
“I bulldozed my way through and saw her. I told the doctor to call me if there were going to be any complications,” he told the season 3 housemates.
Mvelo thought her grandmother would survive as she was generally healthy.
On his birthday, he was called that her granny’s health was deteriorating. He overcame hurdles to see her, but unfortunately, she only heard him but no longer talked. She was not responding to his words. “Better not die on my birthday,” he told her as he was being told to leave her hospital bed by the hospital staff.
She died just before sunset on his birthday.
His grandmother’s passing meant the family had to find ways to make money as their breadwinner had just been taken away from them.
Mvelo believes her grandmother helped him enter the Big Brother Mzansi Season 3.
“Someone in our family told me not to worry as granny had gone behind the scenes to help us in our lives. I have been succeeding in everything, and I believe she is behind me. That’s my life story,” Mvelo concluded as fellow housemates listened attentively.
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