Lerato Kganyago Spots Tribalism On Real Housewives Of Durban
Lerato Kganyago Spots Tribalism: Mzansi talented television personality, Lerato Kganyago has hinted at what she thinks as a tribalism incident on popular TV show Real Housewives Of Durban (RHOD).
In a recent episode of the show, speaking in Zulu to Noncayiso Coco, another cast member, Ayanda Ncwane had stated that Kgomotso was not black because she was Tswana and not Zulu – said to be a common sentiment among the Zulu.
Her statement provoked outrage among some social media users, with several accusing Ayanda of tribalism. Lerato Kganyago shares the same view. She described Ayanda’s words as incentive and something the industry has normalized for years.
While some social media users were busy denouncing Ayanda and calling her tribalistic, some social media users stood firmly behind. They insisted that there was nothing tribalistic about what she said and how she said it because it is how it is actually expressed in rural areas.
A Twitter user, who goes by the handle @sineh_msibi, clarified thus:
“I understand why some people are upset and offended but please understand that “umuntu’ can be reference for ‘umZulu’. Ayanda was trying to highlight that she’s not Zulu but she’s Tswana. We phrase it like that in our culture. Not tribalism.”
See Posts 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