- Jacob Zuma's family has slammed his ex-fiancée after she was announced as a cast member on a new show
- Nonkanyiso Conco will be on the upcoming reality TV show, Real Housewives of Durban
- The Zuma family have issued a firm warning to her against revealing any family secrets
By: Wisely Manzini -Freelance Journalist
“Don’t bring our family name into disrepute or else…”
This is a chilling warning by Jacob Zuma’s family to his ex-fiancée and baby mama, Nonkanyiso Conco, ahead of the debut show of Real Housewives of Durban she is a part of, later this month.
In an exclusive interview with Briefly.co.za, Zuma’s nephew Inkosi Simphiwe Zuma said this is not a ploy to censor Conco, arguing that the family does not want its name to fly on TV shows.
“Already the Zuma name is being talked about almost every day in the media. We don’t want any drama as the family. Enough is enough,” said Inkosi Zuma.
He said Conco could talk about anything, “but we warn her not to bring the Zuma name into disrepute or else she will regret.”
Inkosi Zuma is a leader of the Nxamalala clan in Mpendle near Pietermaritzburg.
He would not be drawn into commenting on the steps they would take should Conco goes against his stern warning.
“You will see if that happens. We are really tired now as the family of people who tarnish our name and get away with it. But I’m not in any way saying she will do that.”
The 26-year-old has a three-year-old son with Zuma. Zuma’s brother, Khanya, said he had nothing to say about Conco’s new role.
“She has the right to do whatever she wants to do as long that doesn’t cause pain to other people. All I’m saying is that she must not say or do things that might harm the Zuma family name, which I think was the ticket for her to chosen for that role.”
Conco declined to comment but urged people to watch to debut show on 29 January at 7 pm on 1 Magic.
“People should just watch the show, that’s all.”
Conco rose to fame when her relationship with Zuma was thrust into the spotlight three years ago.
She did not hold back and flaunted her blossoming relationship with the then-president on social media.
However, the relationship fell apart last, prompting the former president to boot out of her rented house in the plush Zimbali suburbs, north of Durban.
She subsequently vanished from the public eye, as she has now resurfaced as one of the stars in the highly-anticipated reality show.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Ayanda Ncwane has joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Durban. Ayanda is the wife of late award-winning gospel artist S'fiso Ncwane.
The highly-anticipated reality TV show is expected to make its debut on 1 Magic on 29 January. Ayanda will be joined by other prominent women from Durban such as former President Jacob Zuma's baby mama Nonkanyiso Conco, Anne-Tonni Lodick, Nonku Williams, Sorisha Naidoo and Kgomotso Ndungane.
According to entertainment commentator Phil Mpela, Ayanda owns an artists management and entertainment business that is said to be keeping Sfiso’s legacy alive.
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