Thimna and Libho nab the R1-million prize as ‘Love Island SA’ comes to an end

Thimna and Libho nab the R1-million prize as ‘Love Island SA’ comes to an end

The couple crept into the hearts of Mzansi on the show’s first season and emerged victorious.

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While it had a rough start, the first season of 'Love Island South Africa' ended with a bang on Sunday night, where couple Thimna Shooto and Libho Geza took home the season one crown.

After winning the hearts of viewers across the country, the Eastern Cape-based couple garnered the most viewer votes with over 53% in vote share, from a total of over 1.6-million votes received in the finale round.

In second place were Millie Terblanche and Asad Boomgaard with over 30% in vote share, followed by Mischka Najar and Xavier Haupt with over 12%, and finally Ross Marshall and Tania Kera in fourth place with just over 2% in vote share.

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Moments after claiming the title, Libho says that the win was “completely overwhelming”. He adds: “I feel great, to be honest, it hasn't sunk in yet. But my biggest prize is being able to call Thimna my girlfriend, so everything else feels like the icing on the cake.”

Meanwhile, Thimna was appreciative to the viewers for their support in their ‘Love Island South Africa’ journey. “I am so grateful to everyone who voted for Libho and I,” she says. "My experience has been such an eye-opener. I realised so many things – good and bad – and I am so grateful for the lessons.”

As part of their win, #TeamLimna takes home the whopping R1-million cash prize, which the couple opted to split as they continue on their journey to pursue real love. “I am here for love and chose to split the money with her. I have no regrets because I ended up with the love of my life so I wouldn't change a thing,” he says.

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The vote count and ranking of contestants was independently re-calculated by Deloitte & Touche based on the votes received and the voting rules. The re-calculated results were confirmed against the voting results determined by and provided by M-Net.

Congrats, Thimna and Libho!

Image courtesy: M-Net

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