Sandisiwe Mbhele
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
21 Apr 2021
10:47 am

Intense RHOD reunion with Phat Joe coming up

Sandisiwe Mbhele

Khambule will moderate the finale of the first season of Real Housewives.

Phat Joe will host Real Housewives of Durban. Picture: Twitter


As the first season of Real Housewives of Durban came to an end last week, the host for the reunion has been announced.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that radio host and TV personality Majota “Phat Joe” Khambule was chosen to oversee the finale. He has done so twice before for the Johannesburg franchise.

Never far from controversy, Phat Joe will hope to moderate what would could be an intense gathering by the cast. The first season ended on a sour note, with the group of five women, Ayanda Ncwane, Kgomotso Ndungane, Nonkanyiso Conco, Sorisha Naidoo and Nonku Williams, divided.

Ncwane was accused of tribalism in the last episode and Phat Joe has never shied away from asking pressing questions.

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Viewers can recall Ncwane was heard telling a fellow cast member that Ndungane wasn’t a black woman, rather a Tshwane woman. Ncwane, a Zulu, further said because Kgmotso is not Zulu and doesn’t speak it, “akayena umuntu”. Translated, she is not a person.

The reunionwill relive the most dramatic moments of the season in the hope that some friendships or misunderstandings are mended. The big pool of audience Phat Joe brings was evident on Twitter but others had not forgotten the homophobic slur he used, “tranny”, that sparked outrage in the LGBTIQA community and led him to apologise in 2019.

— moe suttle (@moe_suttle) April 19, 2021