By now you’ve probably heard that there’s a Sex and the City remake coming to a small screen near you soon. No, we’re not talking about the 90’s show featuring Carrie Bradshaw and her buddies, although that’s happening too: we mean sex and the other city, eThekwini (Durbs).
The Real Housewives of Durban airs 29 January on DStv; in Bradshaw’s place, you’ll find Nonkanyiso Conco – Jacob Zuma’s 20-something fiancée and mother of one of his children. The 78-year-old former president is unlikely to make an appearance: he’s busy fighting off legal challenges left, right and centre. But Conco, who is set to become Zuma’s fifth wife, confirmed to TimesLive that she’s been filming the show. And while this drama doesn’t feature the dishy but much-loathed Christopher Noth (the real Sex and the City’s “Mr Big”), it does highlight, shall we say, awkward relationships. Conco reportedly described her betrothed as a “calm and wise being”. We can’t help but wonder why those features weren’t on display when he was president. Oh well, consider our popcorn grabbed!
This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.