By: Poelano Malema
‘The Real Housewives of Durban’ star, Ayanda Ncwane, has been accused of tribalism.
This comes after the remarks she made on the latest episode of RHODurban, which aired on Friday.
Ncwane said her fellow RHODurban star Kgomotso Ndungane isn’t black, she is Tswana.
The late Sfiso Ncwane’s wife was talking to LaConco and Phupho Gumede in a hotel room where they were discussing events that happened at their last outing.
LaConco questioned if Kgomotso is black based on her “broken” English and Setswana.
Ncwane responded and said Kgomotso isn’t black, but Tswana.
“She’s not black, she is Tswana,” said Ncwane.
Her comments landed her in hot water with social media users.
Some asked that she issue an apology.
Check out the reactions below.
#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
— Elizabeth Chokoe (@ChokoeElizabeth) April 16, 2021
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
I wonder what's @ClienteleLtd 's take on Ayanda Ncwane' s tribalism since she is their brand ambassador. I mean at the end of the day their clientel comes from different tribes in SA, now to be told that "Auyena umuntu because you not Umzulu" its something else.
— Trev Tshisikhawe (@MrTshis) April 17, 2021
Some Tweeps defended Ncwane’s statement, saying she is being misunderstood.
Ay come on guys, it's not that deep!
In isizulu we say "umuntu"
Xhosa's say "umntu"
Tshwana's say "motho"
KG is a Tshwana girl, Ayanda was literally saying akayena umuntu (Mzulu), she then said she's Tshwana!!!
Nayifunani kodwa ingane yabantu??!! Ay
— Njabulo Dube (@iamnjabuloDube) April 16, 2021
Sisi, she actually meant she’s not Zulu but she’s Tswana. That’s really all she meant. Zulu people people phrase it like that sometimes. “Umuntu” reference to umZulu. It’s how we reference umZulu just in our context. I don’t think she meant any harm or hate #RHODurban
— Sineh Msibi (@sineh_msibi) April 16, 2021
Image courtesy of Instagram/ @ Ayandancwane