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Reality shows removed from our every day lives

Cast of the second season of The Real Housewives of Durban including Londie London, Thobile MaKhumalo Mseleku and Nonkanyiso “LaConco” Conco.
Cast of the second season of The Real Housewives of Durban including Londie London, Thobile MaKhumalo Mseleku and Nonkanyiso “LaConco” Conco.
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It is painful and absurd that a country like SA allows poverty and unemployment to reign supreme.

We are inundated with so-called shows that have no moral obligations than flaunt luxurious lives and obscene displays of wealth by a few individuals who sometimes have suddenly amassed wealth that is questionable.

Of course, there are some reality shows that do educate on matters of culture and so forth, but the bulk are useless. I recently read a comment on MaKhumalo Mseleku becoming one of the Real Housewives of Durban. The writer asked if she will survive this show as she doesn’t have a house and the kind of furniture for the show.

Now this boggled my mind that this reality shows are all about flaunting wealth in the face of the millions of poor and unemployed people. These kinds of shows rub salt into the wounds of the unemployed.

What do we learn from such reality shows except to listen to venom and arrogance from some participants. It is painful in the eyes of the poor to be shown how people’s tablespoons are worth thousands of rand while you can’t afford to put food on the table.

Raletsatsi Makgato, Tzaneen, Limpopo


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