Extract of an article by JEAN SUTHERLAND from the Namibian online:
‘RICHIANA’ In other news …
sorry, peeps, there’s not much other news.
Plenty of rumours and reports, but little in the way of hard news.
Know ‘Richiana’ fans are suffering from information deprivation – wanting to know what’s up with Richard and his wife (Ricki), Richard and Tatiana, Tatiana and her boyfriend, Tatiana and Richard, Richard and Ofunneka, etc, etc.
All I can tell you at this stage is that the gazunga and dreadlocks are intact. ….
Well, I haven’t heard otherwise.
So I presume they are! And there’ve been no reports out of Tanzania of a Lorena Bobbitt-type scenario going down …
Ouch! Meanwhile, it seems that Angolan housemate Tati might have had the toughest homecoming.
According to unconfirmed reports, her boyfriend Gustav has washed his hands off her, and even ‘reclaimed’ a generator he bought for Tatiana’s sister.
Makes me kind of wonder.
From earlier reports, Gustav has had his own breakout moments in the past, when he hurt Tatiana.
The cycle of different standards for men and women in some sections of our society persists.
Eish! What I had not heard before, and which I presume is true, is that Tatiana’s sister has leukemia (a form of cancer affecting the blood).
Read on Monday that Richard’s homecoming party was put off until this Saturday to give him time to try and sort out his “personal business”.
MultiChoice has reportedly been putting him up at a hotel, according to a report in City Press.
“He is staying in a hotel until next (this) week.
We want to give him an opportunity to talk to Ricki and see if they can make up,” said the spokesperson for M-Net in Tanzania, Lucy Kihwele.
After arriving home, Richard said: “I will do everything possible to sustain my marriage.”
However, according to City Press, Richard’s family has turned against Ricki.
The report claims that Richard’s father, Vincent Bezuidenhout, and his three siblings, sister Linda and brothers Edward and Louis, are all urging the BBA 2 winner to part ways with his Canadian wife, arguing that she is not good enough for their golden boy.
“She must go. I have made up my mind, she is not good for the family” said a defiant Vincent, according to City Press.
“If he defies our call and reconciles with his wife, Richard will literally be placing a noose around his neck.
Tanzania has lots of beautiful women whom he can marry – or even Tatiana,” he insisted.
Richard’s brother, Louis, said when they asked Ricki to accompany them to the airport to welcome Richard last Wednesday, she refused.
“What type of a wife is she, who does not come to welcome her husband, you ask yourself?” said Louis.
Uhmmmm, yes Louis?! According to Louis, Ricki has been to Richard’s hotel a couple of times.
However, others say that Richard says he hasn’t spoken to his wife yet.