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How Mnakwethu has only become more shocking

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Mzansi Magic’s Mnakwethu season two is currently on its third episode, and viewers cannot get over how the narrative continues to escalate with each new episode.

Mzansi Magic took to Twitter on Tuesday, 20 July 2021, to share a preview of the third episode of Mnakwethu season two. The episode was focused on Ngidi, who wrote to the show to have host, Musa Mseleku, tell his wife that he plans to introduce the woman he intends on making his second wife. However, it was the toxicity of the situation that continued to showcase why the show is arguably problematic.

When viewers were introduced to Ngidi’s wife, it was revealed that the couple that has been married for over a decade has had “up and downs in their marriage.” When the said “ups and downs” were revealed in detail, it was the wife having to forgive infidelity in the past. Moreover, that those transgressions have resulted in Ngidi fathering a total of seven children out of wedlock.

Therefore, because the wife forgave these transgressions, Ngidi felt that he could introduce a second wife to the relationship. Moreover, fans realised that Ngidi was not necessarily asking the wife, but rather, informing her of the decision. To make matters worse, the woman she was being told was going to be her sister-wife was a woman she knew, however, she was unaware that they were in a relationship with the same man.

The show continues to be an escalation of prime examples of how patriarchy and misogyny is rewarded. Considering that Mseleku is a polygamist and has been entrusted with upholding the culture, it continues to stay a surprise how he fails to educate the men in the tradition of polygamy. Moreover, it is concerning when he does not defend the women.

Only once has the host done so in the new season. During the first episode of the new season, he educated the husband about how his sperms are what dictate the gender of the child, and not the woman. However, in the manner in which the men conduct themselves, Mseleku has yet to firmly address the men – one polygamous husband to the other.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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