Ayanda Ncwane Blasted by Outraged Viewers, Accused of Tribalism

Ayanda Ncwane Blasted by Outraged Viewers, Accused of Tribalism

- The Real Housewives of Durban cast member, Ayanda Ncwane, trended online on Friday morning

- This is after the starlet made comments that some felt were tribalistic and offensive

- The TV star described non-Zulu speakers as not being black, a common train of thought about the Zulu tribe

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Viewers of The Real Housewives of Durban have slammed Ayanda Ncwane for what they believe to be tribalism after recent comments she made.

Ncwane was talking to fellow cast member Nonkanyiso Conco about another ‘housewife’ named Kgomotso. Speaking in isiZulu, Ncwane said that Kgomotso was not a black person and was a Tswana instead.

Ayanda Ncwane blasted by outraged viewers, accused of tribalism
Ayanda Ncwane trended after making comments that some found offensive. Image: @ayandancwane
Source: Instagram

Although this is a fairly normal way for Zulu-speaking people to refer to tribes outside their own, many felt that there was tribalism involved and called her out.

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Check out some of the reactions:

@sineh_msibi said:

“I understand why some people are upset and offended but please understand that “umuntu’ can be reference for ‘umZulu’. Ayanda was trying to highlight that she’s not Zulu but she’s Tswana. We phrase it like that in our culture. Not tribalism.”

@unqobisozwe said:

“Tribalism has also been a blatant transgression this season, which if you are from KZN is not surprising. They need to do better.”

@MeuJwara_Ju said:

“Oh, you need to explore a little. If you come to the rural areas of KZN you will understand. Umuntu = umZulu. Not in a bad way, that's just how it is.”

@mtolononduh said:

“I was so hurt by Ayanda's words it was more like usho kumina lawa mazwi ("akayena umuntu").”

Meanwhile Briefly News previously reported that Ayanda Ncwane used International Women’s Day to spread a very important message to women. The media personality, who lost her husband a few years ago, advised women to not be afraid to find love again, regardless of their age and history.

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She also encouraged women to not let negative talk by in-laws or the older generation keep them down.

Posing a beautiful picture of herself on Instagram, Ncwane shared her wisdom in the caption"

"Happy International Women's Day MBOKODO. It’s so sad that billions of women, young, old, rich , poor, white, black, straight, gay, etc are still living under such circumstances as unequal to their male counterparts. SIS, It is a personal decision to take back your power and your voice.
"Never abandon YOU when you get married. Never settle for nonsense in a relationship, never compromise yourself worth regardless of the opportunity. Older women remove the word BEKEZELA when you advise women in difficult situations especially in troubled marriages/ relationships.
"Mostly women, don’t doubt your power and abilities to bounce back!!! God has given you too much to offer the world, refuse to remain trapped in the invisible cage called ABANTU BAZOTHINI. Remember you have a right to speak up when the cup of tea you ordered is not being served.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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