'The Real Housewives of Durban' returns for season 4 — introduces three new faces

10 January 2024 - 15:00
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'Real Housewives of Durban' cast.
'Real Housewives of Durban' cast.
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The new season of the longest-running The Real Housewives franchise in Africa, The Real Housewives of Durban, is expected to be “bigger and better” as it makes a comeback on February 9 on Showmax.

Nonku Williams, Sorisha Naidoo, Jojo Robinson, Maria Valaskatzis and Slindile Wendy Ndlovu will return for season 4 while Annie Mthembu and Mbaliyezwe “Mbali” Ngiba did not make the cut this time.  

The show is to introduce new faces though, as Ameigh Sibahle Thompson, Nqobile “Angel” Ndlela and Zamaswazi Ngcobo join the cast for the first time. 

“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 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.”

Meet the new cast members: 

Ameigh Sibahle Thompson

Ameigh Thompson, aka Amanda Sosibo, is a mother of two and a maritime graduate who works in the pharmaceutical industry but is on a break.

Ameigh is also the founder of the Fundisiwe Foundation, named after her late mother. 

“I decided to join The Real Housewives of Durban because I love trying new things. I also wanted to experience this and to challenge myself. I believe being part of the franchise will not only present many opportunities, but will also take me out of my comfort zone.”

Nqobile “Angel” Ndlela

Angel Ndlela hails from Howick and lives in Umhlanga. She holds an honours degree in industrial organisational psychology and is known to be a serial entrepreneur, with business interests in construction, taxis, manufacturing and fashion design.

She has aspirations of becoming a musician and host.

“I joined the show because I feel this is the right time for me. I am in a good space and I want to introduce myself to the world. I know The Real Housewives of Durban has a big fan base and when the opportunity came I grabbed it with both hands.”

At 29, Angel is the youngest member of the cast. “I would like to share my journey into marriage and motherhood with fans of the show.”

Zamaswazi Ngcobo

Radio and TV personality Zama Ngcobo grew up in Eshowe in Zululand and has ventured into reality TV looking to challenge herself. 

“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 I am supposed to do, to tap into a new industry and diversify my portfolio, even though so many people warned me against reality TV.”

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