Showmax recently announced that their popular reality show, The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD), has been renewed for season 2 and will be coming to our screens in 2022.
The streaming service also announced an addition to the franchise with the launch of The Real Housewives of Lagos , which will make its debut in 2022. The show will become the first Nigerian instalment of the award-winning franchise and will build on the success of the first two African editions: The Real Housewives of Joburg and The Real Housewives of Durban.
While we wait for the new and exciting season of The Real Housewives of Durban, let’s look back at the most shocking moments from the first season of the show.
1. Nonku drops a bomb on Ayanda
In the very first episode of season 1, Nonku Williams caused commotion at the dinner table when she introduced herself to Ayanda as her late husband’s baby mama. Nonku had expected Ayanda to know who she was immediately, which wasn't the case. The night ended with the two ladies being very cordial with each other.
2. Nonku’s wine launch turns into a disaster
What was supposed to be a beautiful launch for Nonku’s wine brand, A2B, turned into a disastrous event. Firstly, the weather changed and the event was moved inside and secondly, the sommelier did not pitch. One of the bartenders tried to save the day but made the situation worse with his lack of knowledge of wine. The ladies were all disappointed.
3. LaConco tells Nonku to stop drinking
After being curious about LaConco’s love life, Kgomotso and Nonku decided to ask LaCoco questions after googling her. LaConco got irritated by their nosiness and said Nonku is confused because she consumes alcohol. Nonku was offended by the statement.
4. Ayanda throws LaConco under the bus
During a games night at a getaway hosted by LaConco, Ayanda helped Sorisha ask LaConco a personal question about her love life. In the reunion episode, LaConco revealed that she was not happy with Ayanda’s behaviour on the night.
5. Nonku’s mom asks Ayanda to pay damages
During the show’s reunion special, a surprise guest (Nonku's mother, Queen) was invited to join the ladies. She said she had a message for Ayanda and revealed that she was there to ask Ayanda to pay damages for her late husband’s child with Nonku, Nothile. This request brought Ayanda to tears and her brother and stylist, Phupho Gumede, came to her defence.