Slindile Wendy Ndlovu at the ‘RHOD’ premiere. Image: supplied.

 ‘I dumped my kids to put food on the table’: ‘RHOD’ star Slee

#RHODurban star and businesswoman Slee Ndlovu has spoken candidly about why she dumped her daughters while dating her ex-fiancé for 6 years.


Slindile Wendy Ndlovu at the ‘RHOD’ premiere. Image: supplied.

Businesswoman and Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) star Slindile “Slee” Ndlovu has opened up about leaving her two children for six years while living with her ex-fiance.

Speaking to News24, Slee explained why she made the difficult decision to leave her two girls, Bayanda (15) and Enhle (11) with their father when she dated Durban tycoon and AmaZulu Football Club boss, Sandile Zungu.

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During the first episode of RHOD season three, Slee spoke candidly about her failed relationship with Zungu. After her marriage to the father of her kids ended in 2014, Slee dated Zungu in 2016. This was after his wife, Zodwa Zungu, sadly passed after a battle with cancer.

In an interview with Daily Sun, the mom-of-two revealed that Zungu proposed to her in 2019. During their relationship, she took care of his kids and ran his businesses including the Zunguness Foundation which was launched by his late wife.

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“We had a minor argument and he said he doesn’t trust me anymore. He stormed out of our home but I didn’t take it seriously. I actually laughed because the fight wasn’t even serious. I waited for him to come back but he didn’t,” Slee told the publication.

“Instead, he dumped me and married another woman,” she added.

Zungu married his wife, Nozipho Magubane, in June last year.

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‘RHOD’ star Slee Ndlovu and Amazulu boss Sandile Zungu. Images via Instagram @wendy_thebosslady @sandilezng.


In the sixth episode of RHOD season three, Slee sat down with her two daughters to chat about how they felt when she had been absent from their lives. She admitted that she had missed out on very important milestones in her daughters’ lives. The reality star apologised to her daughters for not being there and asked to start rebuilding their relationship. She then asked them how they felt and the girls explained that it was difficult for them.

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Explaining her decision, Slee said that she did not want to disrupt her daughters’ daily routine as they had already experienced a divorce between their parents.

“So, I had to sacrifice for them to have a great life, but every other weekend they would see me and come up to Joburg to visit me… I did not dump my kids for a man. I dumped my kids because I wanted to put food on the table. In hindsight, I could have done things differently. I know that.”