Since her first appearance on the hit reality TV show Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) in 2021, reality TV star and businesswoman Nonku Williams has faced criticism from all sides.
During season one, Miss Williams’ supporters were pitted against those of Ayanda Ncwane, the widow of late gospel musician Sfiso Ncwane, with whom she shares a daughter.
When the Williams family asked Ayanda to pay damages on her husband’s behalf for Nothile (Sfiso and Nonku’s daughter), fans dubbed her a “homewrecker” and the Williams family “insensitive.”
Ayanda claimed that the show’s producers intended to depict her as someone she is not, hence she did not return for a second season.
While Nonku elected to return for a second season of the show in 2022, the animosity still exists. There’s even more drama this year, thanks to new newcomers Jojo Robinson, Londie London, and Thobile ‘Makhumalo’ Mseleku.
Despite the fact that more and more fans appear to be warming to Nonku, cast members have been criticizing her for her “excessive drinking.”
Londie London, a musician, and Jojo had an intervention at some time during the season to address their concerns about a friend and fellow cast member. Things got out of hand when they called her a “drunkard” in an indirect way.
While some of the females on the show have apologized for calling Nonku a drinker, others have not. Jojo and Sorisha apologize to Nonku for their statements in the ninth episode of the show, but everyone is surprised when Londie refuses to do the same.
In light of this, several viewers have chimed in to say that Nonku’s drinking habits have gotten out of hand.
Nonku describes a time in her life when she was so impacted by comments on social media that she spent days in bed, unable to get up, in an interview with Drum Magazine.
“I remember at some point I spent the whole weekend in bed, I didn’t want to go anywhere, I just stayed in bed because the comments on social media really devastated me at some point,” she explains.
The single mother, on the other hand, said she picked herself up and decided to be herself and ignore the drama.
“But being the resilient Nonku, I told myself to get up because these comments are coming from people who don’t know me in real life. That resilience made me develop a thick skin. At the end of the day, I can’t control what people say about me, and it’s not like I can change because I don’t know how to be anyone else,” Nonku was quoted as saying.