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. 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

Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Learning & Development Coordinator

Cape Town
Kelly and Quest Staffing Solutions
R18 000.00 - R19 000.00 Per Month

Inbound call centre agent

Western Cape
Full Circle Contact Centre Services (PTY) LTD
R6 500.00 Per Month Per Month

Casualty Doctor Needed

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Medical Resources Group

Property [change area]

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.