‘The Real Housewives of Durban’ will be back for a fourth season next month with three new faces.
- After much speculation, Showmax has confirmed ‘Real Housewives of Durban’ will return for a fourth season next month, making it the longest-running franchise in Africa.
- Season four returns with two OG cast members and three new faces.
- Executive producer Sam Kelly said the three new additions to the show will “bring something different to the franchise”.
After months of speculation, Showmax has confirmed the Real Housewives of Durban will return for a fourth season next month.
Returning to the longest-running Real Housewives franchise in Africa are Nonku Williams, Sorisha Naidoo, Jojo Robinson, Maria Valaskatzis and Slee Ndlovu. OG cast member Annie Mthembu will reportedly only appear toward the end of the coming season, while season 2 cast member Londie London allegedly turned down an offer to rejoin the cast.
The reality show’s fourth season premieres Friday, 9 February, with three new faces joining the cast – Ameigh Sibahle Thompson, Nqobile ‘Angel’ Ndlela and Zama Ngcobo.
“The new season of the Real Housewives of Durban is going to be bigger and better. We have the OGs you have come to know and love, and we have three new women who are going to bring something different to the franchise,” Let It Rain Films executive producer Sam Kelly said.
“Over the past seasons, we have been aiming to tell stories that audiences relate to. The essence of the show is real and that is why viewers fall in love with these women because they can see themselves in their personal stories, journeys, triumphs and struggles.”
MORE ABOUT THE NEW CAST MEMBERS HERE:
Ameigh Sibahle Thompson
Thompson is a mother of two and a maritime graduate who works in the pharmaceutical industry. However, she is currently on a “much-needed” break. She is also the founder of the Fundisiwe Foundation, named after her late mother.
“I decided to join the Real Housewives of Durban because I absolutely love trying new things. I also wanted to experience this and to challenge myself,” she said.
“I believe being a part of the franchise will not only present many opportunities but will also take me out of my comfort zone.”
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Nqobile ‘Angel’ Ndlela
Born and bred in Howick, Ndlela, who holds an honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, now lives in Umhlanga. She is a serial entrepreneur with interests in construction, taxis, manufacturing, and fashion design.
At 29 years old, the youngest cast member also doubles up as an aspiring musician, host and social influencer as she pursues a career in psychology, wherein she holds a bachelor’s degree.
“I am in a good space and want to introduce myself to the world. I know that the Real Housewives of Durban has a big fanbase, and when the opportunity came, I just had to grab it with both hands,” Ndlela said, adding she would also like to share her journey into marriage and motherhood with viewers.
No stranger to being in front of the camera, the radio and TV personality joined the show because she loves a challenge.
“I have had an illustrious career, and I have done almost everything except reality TV, so when the call came, I knew it was something that I was supposed to do, to tap into a new industry and diversify my portfolio, even though so many people warned me against reality TV,” Ngcobo said.