They are always serving drama. Their interactions are always messy and the latest episode of Real Housewives of Durban is no different.
This time, it was comments by music executive Ayanda Ncwane and entrepreneur Nonkanyiso Conco that rubbed people up the wrong way. There are even calls for Ayanda to offer a public apology because her comments offended viewers.
In the last episode, Ayanda was talking about Kgomotso Ndungane and said “akayena umuntu, she’s Tswana”.
Some people were offended and accused her of tribalism, saying it was not fair for Ayanda to say Kgomotso was “not a person”.
The Zulu tribalist nonsense from Laconco and Ayanda is unacceptable! The whole “umuntu” thing is deeply problematic. That’s rhetoric my people have used to refer to anyone not in our tribe as animals, it’s disgusting. There’s no place for it. #RHODurban #realhousewivesofdurban— Anxious overAchiever (@SimplySimphiwe) April 16, 2021
#RHODurban this will not be tolerated in the Republic. This is pure blatant tribalism and unacceptable!The fact that Ayanda said Kgomotso is not a person because she's not Zulu is unacceptable and we demand accountability from your show and Ayanda must apologize for thew remarks. pic.twitter.com/tKWQN6M0rd— Yolanda Nxesi (@Yolanda85463020) April 15, 2021
Others said the direct translation was the problem, and that what Ayanda said was a typical thing that Zulu people would say when referring to non-Zulu people.
????haibo yal still on this...sis, Ayanda was not tribalistic, the person wama subtitles should answer yall. As for the scared part. People always saying Zulu ppl love war/fighting. So they meant cause we stay ready to fight, no tribalism just a fact. Have a good day.— 12 play (@Thakrz1) April 16, 2021
In EVERY language there are words that are spelt the same but have different meanings, Ayanda was saying that KG is not Zulu, she wasnt saying that she is an animal, how you even came to that conclusion boggles me,& saying a person is not Zulu is NOT tribalism— Bwanele west (@bwanele_west) April 16, 2021
This is not the first-time tribalism has been brought up in the show. Previously, Laconco was accused of tribalism when she did not invite the non-Zulu ladies to an event.
When she was called out about it, she said she knew language was going to be a barrier and so she did not invite them because they would not understand the spoken Zulu.