The popular Mzansi Magic reality TV show, uThando Nes’thembu is back on our screens for a fifth season, and viewers cannot get enough of the polygamous relationships and dramatic personalities that Musa Mseleku’s wives have.
uThando Nes’thembu is set around the life of successful businessman and polygamist Mseleku, who has taken four different women as his brides.
Each episode shows us how Mseleku and his wives try to navigate life, their different family dynamics, sisterhood and traditions within their isithembu in the modern world.
The first episode of the new season begins with Mseleku seated in front of the cameras and then being joined separately by his four wives who are dressed to impress.
As each wife approaches to join her husband, Mseleku is pleased to see how stunning each of them look, letting them know that they are all beautiful.
The next scene shows the children of the businessman and his four wives seated on a couch. One of Musa’s sons begins to discuss polygamy and tells his siblings that men who would like to get into polygamous relationships should be sure that they have the money to sustain their relationships.
“If you want to be a polygamist then you’d better have deep pockets,” he says.
He then says that when he is older and gets into a polygamous relationship, he will not have separate homes in which the different wives live in, but will have one big yard where all his wives and children will live.
“When I become a polygamist, I won’t be like my father who has wives who live separately. I will have a massive yard,” says the son.
The episode also shows Mseleku spending some time communicating with his ancestors, and taking one of his wives out on a romantic date to clear her head, and to cheer her up after the passing of her mother.
On the episode, Mseleku revealed not only does he have four wives, but he also has girlfriends outside of his polygamous marriage because he is simply a loveable man.
“I am loved. I’m a loveable man. I have wives and girlfriends,” he says.
Towards the end of the episode, Macele called all the other wives together over dinner to discuss their husband’s forthcoming birthday as she feels that they all need to celebrate his big day together as a family.
The dinner goes well and all the other wives agree to celebrating Mseleku’s birthday together, but there is some backlash from MaYeni who feels that their husband will not be happy about the event they have planned, because he has once made it clear that he does not like to celebrate his birthday.
Viewers were delighted to see their favourite wives back on their screens, and most were disappointed by how short the episode was, wishing that each episode could be an hour long.