- South African media personality Lerato Kganyago has shared her thoughts on the most recent The Real Housewives of Durban episode
- The episode has been blasted by some viewers after they alleged that Ayanda Ncwane made prejudiced statements
- Lerato Kganyago was just as offended as those particular viewers and agreed that it was tribalism
The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) came under fire recently when Ayanda Ncwane was accused of making tribalist comments. Lerato Kganyago has shared her thoughts on the incident and called out the behaviour.
The media personality agreed that it was tribalism and shared that it upset her because she also experienced it in the industry.
“This is what we actually deal with in our industry. The hard part is its been normalised for years.”
Briefly News had previously reported that viewers of The Real Housewives of Durban have slammed Ayanda Ncwane for what they believe to be tribalism after recent comments she made.
Ncwane had been 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.”
In other TV news, transgender activist Yaya Mavundla has secured the bag and stars on a brand-new TV show called Becoming. The 32-year-old is known for her activism work through transgender visibility and Mzansi Queer Festival organiser. She is inviting viewers into her home to zoom into her transitioning journey.
This 13-part reality show will, without judgment, delve deeper into the psyche of being a transgender person, as well as the barriers they need to overcome in order to live as their true selves.
"When I first received a phonecall from Mam Basetsana Khumalo to be part of this show, I was in disbelief,” said Yaya.
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