4 big moments from The Bachelorette SA Men Tell All episode

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Qiniso Van Damme on The Bachelorette SA.
Qiniso Van Damme on The Bachelorette SA.
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  • Warning: This article contains strong language.
  • South African Bachelorette Qiniso Van Damme came face-to-face with the jilted suitors in the Men Tell All episode.
  • This season, the show follows the latest format of the international versions in which the Men Tell All episode airs before the grand finale.
  • We take a look at the biggest moments in the episode.

In the latest episode of The Bachelorette SA, Qiniso Van Damme came face to face with the men she has sent home.

This season, the show follows the latest format of the international versions in which the Men Tell All episode airs before the grand finale. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all the suitors could not attend the recording. The men in the episode were Vuyani, Franco, Kyran, Aviwe, Ruan, Lunga, Peter, Dylan, Craig, and Cameron.

Tensions were rife as the men confronted each other and Qiniso. We take a look at the biggest moments in the episode.

1. 'You're a coward again'

One of the most shocking exits in the series was Keelan McManus, who decided to leave the show in episode 7. The 26-year-old was a frontrunner to capturing Qiniso's heart after getting the first one-on-one date and the first kiss. As the show progressed, Keelan struggled with the process, and in an emotional talk with Qiniso, he told her about his decision to leave.

READ MORE | Keelan on his decision to leave The Bachelorette SA: 'I was cracking'

But there was more in an extended look at the aftermath of his exit. Qiniso said in a heated discussion: "you lied to me, Keelan, you led me on, you let me develop feelings for you knowing that you are not sure."

Speaking about that moment, Qiniso said she was angry and sad.


Keelan, who did not attend the recording, said in an interview with M-Net's The Scene that he needed to remove himself from the situation.

"If I went further, I wouldn't have been able to support her because I wasn't emotionally able to support myself."

2. Kyran apologises to Qiniso

After Kyran Wright's exit in episode 5, Qiniso was left in tears. In a parting shot, the conservationist told her, "I gave you honesty and trust, you gave me challenges, and I won them. Perhaps you should check your own bullshit."

The 27-year-old faced major backlash on social media, not only for that remark but also for a comment that he comes across like a nice guy.

In an interview with Channel24, Kyran said, "I am saddened that perception of my character has been based on those moments. In saying that, I do understand how viewers have arrived at those conclusions based on what was shown."

On Thursday night's episode, Kyran shared that he had a lot of time to mull his exit over and that there are a lot of regrets on his part from the way he phrased what he was trying to get across. He then went on to apologise to Qiniso.

"I already forgave you," said Qiniso.


3. 'We are the same clan'

In a twist that no one saw coming, it was revealed that Craig Khumalo and Qiniso have some familial ties. In a never-before-seen scene from their one-on-one they stumbled across the information.

At the Men Tell All, Craig confirmed that they are related. "We are the same clan, there's nothing that can be done, you can't do anything to it besides friendzone," he said. 

'My mom called it," said Qiniso.


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4. Peter has found love

While Peter might not have walked away with Qiniso's heart, he has found love after appearing on the show.

In case you missed it, Peter and Qiniso went to primary school together, but this history they had together wasn't enough for Qinisio and she said goodbye to him on this season's two-on-one date.

READ MORE | The Bachelorette's Peter reflects after his exit: 'I just have to say social media was merciless'

Since leaving the show Peter has found love with 'The Bachelorette of Benoni', saying that from the day they met they have not been separated. The couple moved in together and even have a dog, Dexter the Destroyer.

"I'm very happy; I'm really in love. I can guarantee you this is the girl I am going to spend the rest of my life with," said Peter.


The Bachelorette SA airs Thursdays at 19:30 on M-Net (DStv 101)

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