Survivor's David hits out at Shane: "He was MY puppet"

2014-05-12 10:02


Traitor, unskilled, irritating, no game plan, no wit - these are just some of the things that Survivor SA contestant David de Wet has been called.

Yet, despite the criticism, he managed to make it through to the final four, narrowly missing a spot in the top three.

"Lots of people annoyed me. The saw me as this old toppie that wasn't a threat. My game plan changed daily," he tells us. So, what was his game plan, we ask? "I know that people thought I was riding on the coattails of others. To an extent I was. That was part of the plan. And when I felt I needed to make a move or a play, then I'd say as much and people would listen."

When fellow contestant Shane Hattingh was voted off of the show, he said he would never be friends with David because he is angry at how he played the game. "I would never hang out with David. I went into the game to win. David went in just to see how far he would get. There’s no skill in that," he told The Juice.

But David strongly disagrees. "Obviously I went in to win the million. I said that from the start. I reckon he's upset because I never listened to his commands. At the end of the day, it was Shane who listened to me when I suggested someone go off. So who is the puppet now? By sunset on the first night of the merge, Shane and Marion were like two lost skaapies in the game. My game plan was excellent. I made it to the top four, not him."


David says the hardest part of the game was probably his age. "All the young people gravitated towards each other. I was always on the outside. But I know who I am and the show probably showed me that even more. Belief is a strong thing and it's the truth. I believe who I am."




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