Kgomotso Ndungane on leaving the Real Housewives of Durban

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Kgomotso Ndungane is leaving the Real Housewives of Durban.
Kgomotso Ndungane is leaving the Real Housewives of Durban.
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Since The Real Housewives of Durban premiered in January 2021, the reality show has been a hit with viewers and has been topping Twitters' trends list every week.

Although the final episode of season one aired last week Friday, fans of the show are eagerly waiting for the reunion eipsode(s) which will air at the end of April and will be hosted by TV and radio personality, Phat Joe.

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Unfortunately, viewers will not be seeing Kgomotso Ndungane, the wife of former Sharks and Springboks player, Odwa Ndungane, as part of the cast should the show be renewed for a second season.

“The season has come to an end and everyone is leaving to continue with their other commitments. It was great to be part of the show, meeting all the ladies and the production team as whole. It's been a great experience. The plan for me was always to do one season and move on to something else,” she told TRUELOVE.

I think that everyone is entitled to their opinions, and for me it was a total shock to hear what the tribalistic ladies had to say behind closed doors

After watching the last episode, many viewers called out Ayanda Ncwane and LaConco for being tribalistic after they had made comments about being disrespected by a "seTswana" speaking Kgomotso while they were Zulu. Kgomotso says that she disagrees with their sentiments and found their (Ayanda and Laconco’s) behaviour shocking.

“I think that everyone is entitled to their opinions, and for me, it was a total shock to hear what the tribalistic ladies had to say behind closed doors versus how they interacted with me when the cameras were rolling. When they were not behind closed doors, it seemed like we were all a team who made mistakes when mistakes happened, but ultimately had respect for humanity and could co-exist without prejudice,” Kgomotso said before explaining how hurt she was by their treatment.

Kgomotso Ndungane
Kgomotso Ndungane.

“I grew up in an environment and family where being antagonistic towards other cultures or tribes was not something we were taught. I've lived most of my life in Metropolitan areas where I mixed and continue to mix (in KZN) with different nationalities, cultures and ethnic groups. So, when you realise that your colleagues are not accepting of you because of being different, it hurts on a human level and that’s where it stops being about entertainment for me. It gets personal,” she said.

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On rumours of not being part of the two-part reunion show, Kgomotso did not confirm nor deny whether she’d show face.

“I am still very much part of the production team as a cast member and I think we will need to wait and see what surprises the team has in store for us and viewers,” she teased.

And while we wait to see what will happen, Kgomotso will be busy with her two businesses: Lelapa Brand and Oak Celebrations , which she says were inspired by her roots, hard work and passion.

Kgomotso Ndungane
Kgomotso Ndungane.

“I've always been a self-actualised business woman with great success and strength when it comes to staying innovative, creative and brilliant at what I do. I am committed to staying innovative as a business woman with the desire to always explore new things in my business, my passion projects and related field to grow and achieve more. I am currently strategising with my team to fully immerse myself in the new normal to be able to deliver to my existing client base, future prospects and being impactful to the community and everything which forms part of my roots and drives me,” she says.

“I believe God gives us all different talents and it's my belief that i carry a light and fire in me fuelled with purpose and making a difference in society and the community that I reside in. Most importantly, I would like my children to look up to me and carry the same business acumen into their future, in whatever fields they may be. I would also like to impart co-existing with different people from across the world and in their everyday environment like how me and Odwa were taught from our childhood,” she concluded.

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