SABC 1 took to social media to announce a new reality show Queens of Mzansi. The show will premier on the 15th of August at 21:00.
The show will focus on five women with troublesome backgrounds. Some of their past struggles include the death of a spouse, gender-based violence, going through a divorce and having financial difficulties. These women are strong and unique in their own ways as they all managed to bounce back.
Meet the cast members
Ntombifuthi is a 40-year-old woman with two children. At 24, she divorced but used her settlement to build herself up. She has an impressive business and investment portfolio with property in Dubai. The lady is also the founder of ArmsNelly, a booming construction company named after her parents.
Siphelele Makhanya hails from Newcastle in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. She lost her husband and was left to raise an 8-year-old girl, but her life is way more stable than before.
Paloma Mlunjwana is a 35-year-old lady hailing from Zimbabwe. She struggled financially in her younger years, but her life changed after meeting an internet stranger. She met her sugar daddy online, and he helped her elevate her life. Today she is a queen living a lavish life and not worried about paying a single bill.
Lucky Mthembu won the Miss South Africa Teen pageant in the year 2009. She is a mother of a toddler. When she became an adult, she fell in love with a man she thought was her prince charming. Unfortunately, the man had a personality disorder, and he abused her. Lucky luckily got out of the abusive relationship alive.
Samkelisiwe Mhlongo is a mother of two. She is a woman who has been through a divorce but is raising kids on her own.
What will make the show intense is the fighting when their ideas differ. The age gaps are not huge, but some are younger than others. Those dynamics will make the show pop.
Typically SABC 1 is not a television channel that focuses on many reality shows. When they do have one, it’s usually refreshing. Many viewers of the channel seem to be excited about the show. Hopefully, it lives up to the expectations of Mzansi.
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