Real Housewives of Johannesburg stars fired, including DJ Tira’s wife
Brinnette Seopela and Gugu Khathi will not be part of season three of the hit reality TV show when it returns this year, following their highly publicized physical brawl last year.
The publication has learnt that another cast member from season one, Christall Kay, was not approached to feature in the new season and that she only discovered on Friday that new individuals had been approached to join the show.
While Seopela confirmed that she would not be in season three for personal reasons, Kay said she had been unaware that the new season would be aired this year and was shocked that other cast members had already been approached.
I don’t know anything about the new season. I only attended two pre-production meetings with different production houses about my role in it last year. I wasn’t aware that they were busy with the new season.
Khathi, who is married to record label boss DJ Tira, declined to comment, stating only that she did not want anything to do with the show.
The Johannesburg version of the international hit show was supposed to return for season three last year, featuring Gugu Khathi and other new cast members. However, a physical altercation at a popular lounge in Pretoria – where filming was taking place – between her, Seopela, and Kay led to the show being canned while production was still under way.
The fight left Kay with a blue eye and bruises on her face. The three women later opened cases of assault against each other, which are still pending.
At the time, M-Net’s channel director for local entertainment channels, Nomsa Philiso, confirmed the discontinuation of the show due to “unforeseen circumstances”