This week, as the third season of The Real Housewives of Durban wrapped up, Nonku Williams reflected on her portrayal, telling the media she wasn’t accurately represented.
She said she’s not vindictive or malicious, but expresses what she believes others are saying but don’t have the courage to say.
“In my 43 years of living I have never experienced so much toxicity,” she said of the latest season. “It was a real deal! Evil to the core,” Williams said.
Fellow Durban cast member Sorisha Naidoo, who shocked viewers when she said voetsek, also described this season as toxic, adding that her apology for using that word didn’t make the final cut.
“I was surprised and stressed. I was disappointed in myself. I apologised but it wasn’t in the final edit. That was a low moment for me. I didn’t choose violence this season, I chose myself and I chose to assert myself.”
Unlike Naidoo and Williams, whose experiences were tainted by the toxicity, former Johannesburg housewife Christall Kay is still reeling from being excluded from the third season of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, which premiered on Mzansi Magic this weekend.
Kay, who was embroiled in a catfight in season 3, said the Johannesburg iteration was “the most toxic”.