‘I wasn’t aware of Black Twitt

Kgomotso Ndungane says cyberbullying made her quit ‘RHOD’. Image via Instagram @kgomotso_ndunggane.

‘I wasn’t aware of Black Twitter’: Kgomotso Ndungane on quitting ‘RHOD’

After constantly being dragged on Twitter, ‘RHOD’ star Kgomotso Ndungane opens up on how the cyberbullying affected her.

‘I wasn’t aware of Black Twitt

Kgomotso Ndungane says cyberbullying made her quit ‘RHOD’. Image via Instagram @kgomotso_ndunggane.

Reality star Kgomotso Ndungane says she doesn’t think she will ever go the reality show route again after her experience on Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) season one, which is currently being aired again on Mzansi Magic. 

Kgomotso Ndungane is married to former Sharks and Springbok winger Odwa Ndungane.


After watching a few episodes of RHOD fans picked their favourites and most thought Kgomotso was the “mean girl” of the group. However, Kgomotso later had tribalistic remarks made against her by co-star Ayanda Ncwane who excluded her from an event because she is a “Tshwane woman”. 

Kgomotso later quit RHOD and did not show up to the reunion episode. As much as fans loved to hate her, they certainly missed her presence. Kgomotso has since opened up to Tshisa LIVE about why she quit the reality show. She also said that she doesn’t think she would go the reality show route again. 

“When I measure and question how I contributed to society through the show, it’s like no contribution ever. How has it changed the minds of the one that’s trolling people, it has not moved the country forward. I wouldn’t go on to reality shows any more — or I’d be very selective,” said Ndungane to TshisaLIVE.

“When you receive a certain platform which makes people more aware of you, you’ve got to be always conscious of the fact that it’s no longer your personal space and that it’s extended to a broader audience,” she continued.

“The journey (of) real housewives is filled with many emotions, we don’t get to see the pre-screening of what will be shown after a certain episode. It brought about a lot of anxiety. I don’t regret being there. I regret not having asked questions, you sort of downplay the objectives of the other parties,” she added.


A major reason for her leaving the series was the cyberbullying she faced on Twitter as Tweeps often shared their thoughts on the platform after each episode aired. However, Kgomotso says she was not aware of “Black Twitter” as she used the platform for business but seeing the trolling from Tweeps affected her. 

“I wasn’t aware of black Twitter, I knew Twitter as a business platform … so when I saw these things, I was in absolute shock and my family and friends tried to stop me from reading the stuff,” said Ndungane.


Kgomotos runs a three-tier events company – flower boutique, events equipment hiring and events creation, she says that she went on the show to promote her business. However, the outcome was the opposite. 

“The very same reason that I went on to the show to promote my business it actually did the opposite, when people couldn’t get to me — because I locked all my social media accounts when the hate was so huge they went to my business pages and then had to go and put restriction measures,” said Ndungane. 

“I couldn’t showcase any of my work, I need to do it in total silence. So I was trying to do as little as possible with the high anxiety that the show leaves you with. When you receive a lot of hate, there’s no way it will not affect you,” she added. 

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