Ayanda Ncwane Defends Herself After Allegedly Being Tribalist on 'RHOD'

Ayanda Ncwane Defends Herself After Allegedly Being Tribalist on 'RHOD'

- Ayanda Ncwane is trying to do damage control and show that she's not a person who is a tribalist

- The Real Housewives of Durban star says that the producers failed to translate her statement correctly, resulting in backlash

- Ayanda is planning on setting the record straight in the reunion special of the RHOD show, hoping to win her supporters back

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The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) star Ayanda Ncane is setting the record straight to people about comments that she previously made on the reality show. Ayanda recently said that Kgomotso Ndungane is not "umuntu" and this rubbed the timeline off the wrong way.

The reality star said that the producers didn't relay the message through the subtitles properly and this is what caused confusion about what she said. Ayanda made it clear that she is not a "mean girl" or nasty like everyone perceives her to be.

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"The subtitles did not properly translate what I was saying. I will explain everything properly during the RHODurban reunion," she said.
Ayanda Ncwane defends herself after allegedly being tribalist on 'RHOD'
Ayanda Ncwane says that she is not tribalist and is not a mean person to others. Image: @ayandancwane
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Speaking to Isolezwe, Ayanda said that she would explain what she meant in the reunion episode of the show. She explained that Zulu people classify each other as "abantu" and other tribes differently.

"If people heard me correctly, I said Kgomotso is not Zulu she is a Tswana person. I will explain everything properly but I am not a mean person at all," said Ayanda.

Ayanda wants to explain herself properly and is slamming the claims that she is tribalist, she feels that the statement got lost in translation.

Briefly News previously reported that Ayanda Ncwane was blasted by outraged viewers and accused of tribalism. Viewers of The Real Housewives of Durban have slammed Ayanda Ncwane for what they believe to be tribalism after recent comments she made.

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Ncwane was talking to fellow cast member Nonkanyiso Conco about another ‘housewife’ named Kgomotso. Speaking in isiZulu, Ncwane said that Kgomotso was not "umuntu" 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. @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.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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