So far a lot has happened – MaDuze lost a friend, MaVilakazi refuses to fetch water and MaMthombeni feels disrespected by MaKhumalo.
In this reunion episode, Musa and host Linda Sibiya sit down with the husbands and wives as they discuss their polygamy journey thus far.
Musa begins by saying that with every season, Mnakwethu gets better, and he is just grateful for the courage everyone shows in the show. Ngidi echoes Musa’s sentiments.
“I would like to say I’m courageous by nature. When Bab’Mseleku arrived he just added on the courage I already had. So when we got together everything fell into place,” says Ngidi.
Dludla states that for him, since appearing on the show, life has been an uphill battle, but he insists on making it work. As more husbands begin to share their initial progress, Mafuleka confesses that things didn’t go the way he planned. But like Dludla, he is is not going to give up.
On the other hand, Langa’s journey has been a breeze. “Everything went well. I haven’t had challenges, we are still forging forward and we’ll see if we’ll be successful in the end,” says Langa.
No longer friends
As the reunion continues, we are reminded of the time when first wife MaDuze found out that her best friend (MaMbothwe) was in line to be her sister-wife as well. She admits that it’s difficult being betrayed by a dear friend she trusted, and things haven’t been good since MaMbothwe arrived.
MaDuze gets an opportunity to speak, but MaMbothwe is not in the studio for the reunion. Mafuleka explains that it’s difficult for MaMbothwe to attend the reunion, especially after the backlash she received on social media after their episode aired.
MaDuze confirms that she and MaMbothwe are no longer friends.
“All I can say is that a friend knows all my deepest secrets and I can’t just open the door for her because nowadays as women, we compete. She knows all my secrets, so she would make a laughingstock out of me and post about me on social media. She might act as an angel because she wants me to accept her but after that, she will start disrespecting me,” says MaDuze.
The case of the JoJo tank
Moving on to those who live with their sister wives: MaDanca complains that things are difficult at home because MaVilakazi doesn’t have a teachable spirit. MaVilakazi also complains – she says that the things that MaDanca is teaching her are just too rural.
“The things she teaches me… I can’t walk such a great distance to go and fetch water. I can’t, I’m not in prison,” says MaVilakazi.
Mseleku responds to that and says that Mbeje must fix this.
“My wives wouldn’t fetch water, either. It’s hard for me to say she must do it simply because I spoke on her behalf to be in a polygamous marriage. Bab’Mbeje must not let chores tear his family apart.”
Mbeje says he doesn’t mind buying a JoJo tank to fix the water problem, but MaVilakazi will have to get used to other chores, such as fetching wood.
MaMthombeni vs MaKhumalo
The attention shifts to Mchunu and his wives, MaMthombeni and MaKhumalo.
When Sibiya asks MaMthombeni whether she agrees to MaKhumalo going back home to take care of Macingwane’s parents, MaMthombeni disagrees.
“I don’t and I never will. You can’t bring someone disrespectful to go and take care of the parents at home,” she continues.
“I told Bab’Mseleku that I don’t agree with this entire arrangement but I said they should do as they see fit and we will see the outcome as time goes. And indeed, after some time, I saw the outcome. She doesn’t respect me. She doesn’t see me at all,” MaMthombeni concludes.
An argument then ensues between the wives. It becomes apparent that Mchunu’s polygamous marriage isn’t going according to plan. His wives are unhappy and he’ll have to work hard at ensuring that MaKhumalo and MaMthombeni settle their differences.
Stream Mnakwethu S2 on DStv online. All episodes are available until 26 October 2021.