No Zuma’s Housewives show –

2013-11-28 08:31

An article claiming would air a show about the housewives of Nkandla was defamatory, the channel has said.

“The article published by Lifestyle Tabloid today [Wednesday] claiming that plans to broadcast a reality show entitled Zuma’s Housewives is malicious, false and mischievous,” group communications general manager Matlapulana Ragoasha said yesterday in a statement.

“It is important to place on the record the fact that is not associated with a programme such as this, which is disrespectful to the president or the office of the president of South Africa.”

This article undermined’s integrity, she said.

An article on the blog Lifestyle Tabloid, titled Zuma’s Housewives Reality Show To Launch on, reported that, at “an exclusive press conference held today in Craighall, Johannesburg – has announced what is to become Africa’s most watched television show”.

“Set at the backdrop of the controversial Nkandla village, Zuma’s Housewives will be a reality series profiling the pleasures and pressures four women encounter as wives of a South African president,” Lifestyle Tabloid reported.

According to the blog, Lifestyle Tabloid carries articles about the latest in entertainment news, celebrity gossip and political satire.

Ragoasha said the channel did not understand the motive of the article.

“We do not know if it is a publicity stunt with an ulterior purpose, or whether it was published with a more malicious intent, but wishes to express its disappointment and concern at the publication.

“ will seek to find the company or individuals responsible for the publication and will most certainly take legal action as soon as we are able,” she said.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.