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The Queens of Durban speak on reunion for Season 4

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Featuring Durban’s most glamorous and fabulous women, The Real Housewives of Durban, for the second time in a row, will be hosted by MaBlerh.

SOME members of the new cast of The Real Housewives of Durban have expressed bravery about their first reunion, in the forthcoming Season 4 set to premiere on Showmax in two parts on May 15 and 22.

Featuring Durban’s most glamorous and fabulous women, The Real Housewives of Durban, for the second time in a row, will be hosted by MaBlerh.

Produced by Let It Rain Films for Showmax, The Real Housewives of Durban has solidified itself as one of the leading franchises in Africa. Now in its fourth season, the hit reality television show has broken several records, most recently for having the longest-serving housewife in Africa as well as the most seasons of any edition of The Real Housewives on the continent.

The Real Housewives of Durban is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. NBCUniversal’s all-reality SVOD streaming service hayu, is streaming the Season 4 of The Real Housewives of Durban across 45 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Following a dramatic Season 4 finale, the ladies were separated into two groups and tea spilt from all directions, with accusations of witchcraft, infidelity, control and alcoholism.

The new cast, Ameigh Thompson, Angel Ndlela and Zama Ngcobo, said while they were feeling nervous about their first reunion, this would however, not stop them from showing up.

Ngcobo, who has been involved in some of the biggest feuds in the season, said she would not run away from anything that would happen.

“I am not a coward. What I said on the show is how I feel. People think I will not show up to the reunion because I am scared. I am not. I am going to go in there and speak my mind. I will not be intimidated by anyone,” she said.

Ndlela said she was looking forward to the reunion.

“I am glad that I will have the chance to tell my side of the story, while providing clarity where need be,” she noted.

“Watching the show, I definitely learned a lot of things about myself. It was an amazing experience.”

Thompson feels like the show has made her stronger and more resolute in her decisions. “Watching myself has been very interesting. The journey has made me realise that I am the person I have always known I am,” she said.

“I have been through a lot as a person and a mom, and I hope that my story has helped other women who are in similar situations. There is light at the end of every tunnel.”

For the old cast, which has done this from the beginning, it understands better than anyone that reunions are a game-changer.

Nonku Williams was clear on what needs to be said and done.

“I have been doing this for so long. The reason I am still here is because I understand the assignment,” she noted.

“Some people come here, and they want to be what they are not and that is why it does not land. I will always be me and that is my superpower.”

Sorisha Naidoo is done trying to make peace where there is none.

“I know what my boundaries are, especially when it comes to friendships,” she said.

“I know who my friends are, and I know the people I want to move forward with, and this takes the load off me because I don’t have to please everyone.”

JoJo Robinson, who joined the show in Season 2, said this season had been her calmest. “Season 4 has been very relaxed for me. I had a very intense Season 3, but just like that, things changed. I am glad I came back,” she said.

Maria Valaskatzis and Slee Ndlovu, who both joined the show in Season 3, have been at the centre of some of the biggest conflicts this season.

“My game plan for this reunion is just to speak the truth. I am not going to tip-toe around anything and anyone,” she noted.

Ndlovu said she wanted to get to the bottom of the things that were said about her.

“My biggest thing for this reunion is the witchcraft accusations,” she noted.

“I need the people who accused me of that to tell me what they mean by that, because I am confused and offended.”

Meanwhile, the second season of The Real Housewives of Nairobi premiered on Showmax on May 10 with new episodes every Friday.

The Real Housewives of Nairobi follows the lives of the most stylish, opulent and hardworking women in Kenya as they navigate their relationships and careers.

Season 2 features returning cast members Dr Catherine Masitsa, Minne Kariuki and Vera Sidika, who will be joined by newcomers Farah Esmail, Reja Keji Ladu and Zena Nyambu.

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