- 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
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.
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.
Check out some of the reactions:
“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.”
“Tribalism has also been a blatant transgression this season, which if you are from KZN is not surprising. They need to do better.”
“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.”
“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.
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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