BIG Brother Africa star Munyaradzi Chidzonga has received US$300,000 from President Robert Mugabe following his disappointment of controversially missing out on winning the reality TV show last Sunday.
The money was raised overnight after businessmen Phillip Chiyangwa and David Chapfika set up a Chidzonga Trust Fund and opened a bank account on Tuesday to marshal donations.
Wednesday’s gift, received by Munya at State House, means he has now received MORE MONEY than the show’s winner Uti Nwanchukwu of Nigeria who took home US$200,000.
Munya received a hero’s welcome as he emerged from the arrivals terminal at the Harare International Airport, coming from South Africa where the show is filmed.
But fans were left high and dry after the Big Brother star was bundled into a maroon Chevrolet and driven to State House.