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A look at LaConco and Jacob Zuma’s son. Images via Twitter @alicia_ally10.

‘Hate train’: LaConco trends on Twitter, five things to know

Five things to know about former President Jacob Zuma’s ‘baby mama’ LaConco, as Americans watch ‘Real Housewives of Durban’.

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A look at LaConco and Jacob Zuma’s son. Images via Twitter @alicia_ally10.

Nonkanyiso “LaConco” Conco is trending on Twitter as Americans watch the Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD). Here’s five things to know about former President Jacob Zuma’s “baby mama”.

‘RHODURBAN’ TRENDS ON TWITTER

American channel Bravo TV has started airing the Real Housewives of Durban (RHODurban) prompting Americans to watch the home-grown reality series starring LaConco, alongside Ayanda Ncwane, Annie Mthembu and more. However, some Tweeps are already on the LaConco “hate train”. Take a look…

So, what di we know about the reality star?

1. LACONCO IS JACOB ZUMA’S ‘BABY MAMA’ 

When LaConco made her debut on RHOD, fans knew she was the former fiancée and “baby mama” of former President Jacob Zuma. The businesswoman gave birth to their son on Zuma’s birthday on 12 April 2018.

Where does the pair stand? She revealed that she is no longer in a relationship with Zuma on the first episode of season two of RHOD. So, she said she is raising their son with her mom. 

“I never knew I would be at a stage where I am raising my son with my mom. I never fell in love… to be at this situation I am at today. I don’t think the scars will ever heal,” she said to her co-star Sorisha Naidoo.

ALSO READ: ‘The scars will never heal’: LaConco on her relationship with Jacob Zuma

2. LACONCO 30 IS YEARS OLD 

The reality star’s relationship with the former president was under scrutiny because of their huge age gap. Zuma is more than 50 years older than her. According to Briefly, she is 30 years old. 

3. THE LOBOLA WAS PAID

She reportedly checked into the hospital as “Mrs Zuma” because Zuma had already paid lobola, known as bridal wealth, to her family. 

ALSO READ: Jacob Zuma’s ‘baby mama’: Is LaConco not returning to ‘RHOD’?

4. LACONCO IS KNOWN FOR HER SPICY CLAPBACKS

The reality star set tongues wagging after she told her co-stars to “be fruit and google me” on an episode of RHOD. Here are some of her other spicy quotes, 

“Google me because you know exactly who I am. You cannot say you’ve never heard of Nonkanyiso Conco. You would be lying, if not Jesus would return on a skateboard.”

“My style is elegant and subtle. I don’t want to look like a Christmas tree. I actually prefer to smell like money.”

5. SHE OWNS HER OWN BUSINESS

The reality star owns a company called LaConco Naturals, a beauty, body and personal care range. 

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