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2014-02-03 14:03
Cape Town – Marsha Wessels from Cape Town was the second person from Team Krige to get voted off on Survivor SA this week.

It came as a surprise that early favourite of Corne and one of the physically strongest competitors was given the boot this week.

Channel24 spoke to Marsha about her game plan, the alliance, what her experiences on the island has taught her and her love for coffee.

Why do you think you got voted off and were you surprised?
I was a threat. I was very surprised I felt comfortable and I was convinced that my name wasn’t on the voting list for the night.

What were your favourite moments in the game?
Meeting Corne and being picked first. Corne is an amazing guy. That is the highlight amongst my experiences on the island.

Why did you enter Survivor?
I am a huge fan of the show. I was more interested in the physical challenges than the game. I thrive on physical challenges and how far you can push your body.

Were you surprised that ‘playing the game’ was such a huge factor?
It came as a huge surprise by the third day you’re aware that the game has now begun. I was too comfortable and if I had been more aware of what’s going on I would have gone far.

The Rugrats seem to be a force to be reckoned with, how long do you think this alliance will last until it starts falling apart?
It is not going to last long, as soon as they start losing challenges they are going to turn against each other and they’ll eventually start voting off the weakest links.

In your exit interview you said you don’t hold any grudges, after seeing what happened behind the scenes are you a bit peeved that you got played?
No I still hold no grudges, life goes on. I believe that they felt threatened by me. If I had stayed in a bit longer I would have definitely given them a run for their money.

Do you think the underlying backstabbing has an impact on how the group operates as a team?
It does have an impact. In the end you want to shine as an individual, you came there to win ultimately.

If you could do one thing differently what would that be?
Start a different strategy soon. If I knew my head was on the chopping block I would have done something different, control of my situation was taken away from me. I would’ve taken off my running shoes and put on flip-flops.

What is the most valuable lesson this experience has taught you?
Not to be comfortable in what you do and to be more vigilant. I can take this back into my real life in my job at the SANDF to be more visible as a leader and to be more aware of what’s going on around me.

What is the first thing you did after you left the island?
I had coffee, I really missed the smell of coffee. My day starts with a cup of coffee.

Who do you think is going to win?
My money is on two people, they seem to have the same strategy. From Selatan, Graham, he plays the game well and he is good at convincing people. From Utara, Shame, he seems to have the same approach that Graham has.

What is the one piece of advice you’d give the remaining contestants?
Put on your game hats! Leave real life behind. Start playing the game you are all there to win it and be aware of what’s happening around you.

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