Real Housewives of Durban season 3

Mbali Ngiba (left), Maria Valaskatzis (center) and Slindile Wendy Ndlovu (right) will be joining ‘Real Housewives of Durban ‘ season three. Images Supplied

‘Real Housewives of Durban’: Meet the ladies joining s3 [photos]

With three old cast members not returning for the third season of ‘RHOD’, we’re all curious about the new housewives. Read on…

Real Housewives of Durban season 3

Mbali Ngiba (left), Maria Valaskatzis (center) and Slindile Wendy Ndlovu (right) will be joining ‘Real Housewives of Durban ‘ season three. Images Supplied

Season three of Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) is less than a month away from launching on Showmax and it comes with some changes.

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On 1 February, viewers will get to meet three new housewives. This is after season two cast members singer, Londie London; Our Perfect Wedding presenter and mother to one of former president Jacob Zuma’s children, La Conco; as well as radio presenter and wife number three to polygamist Musa Mseleku, Thobile Mseleku, will not be returning.

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Showmax releases ‘Real Housewives of Durban’ season three trailer. Image: Supplied.

The new faces are set to join returning cast members Annie Mthembu, Jojo Robinson, Nonku Williams and Sorisha Naidoo.

Meet the new RHOD members…

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New RHOD season three housewife Mbali Ngiba is a musician, actress and the co-founder of African Centric Designs.

She is best-known for her role as Welile in defunct Mzansi Magic telenovela Greed and Desire. She has also appeared in Isibaya and Isithembiso.

“I joined Season 3 as it felt like a great opportunity for me to be a part of such a successful franchise amongst such amazing women. When watching Season 1 and 2, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I’d also add great value as a cast member. So when they approached me I agreed. I also joined because I’d like to see some personal growth within myself as an individual and as a business,” Mbali said about joining RHOD.


Maria is a television presenter, producer and writer. She is the director of media and communications agency MV Consulting and is the co-owner of video production company VKATZPK Media.

“The Real Housewives of Durban is such an amazing platform, where women can showcase their personalities and talents. The show consists of cast members that have very strong personas and I think that my personality will help balance out the various types of energies that we all have. The decision to join is also rooted in my activism for women empowerment and mental health. So I believe that by having this cohesion with the other six ladies, we can definitely use this platform to make change and inspire other women.”


Slindile is a human resource consultant by qualification, with experience in events management and interior designing. She is also the founder of events management company Mawesi Consulting.

“I echo my cast members’ sentiments about the vast opportunities The Real Housewives of Durban presents for all of us, and especially for our overall personal growth. For me, this is an avenue to start all over and rebuild not only as an individual but also as a single mother. I come from a six-year relationship, which I feel I wasted my time and energy in. I gave it my all, so when that didn’t work out, I thought, ‘Why not? Let me try this.’ This platform grants you the chance to promote and rebrand, especially when you’re coming from a place of starting over again,” Slindile said.