Next Reality TV Stars: Mandela's Granddaughters

Three girls announce: We are not the 'African Kardashians'

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 29, 2011 5:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, meet Zaziwe, Swati, and Dorothy: The newest trio of ladies to enter the big bad world of reality TV will be none other than Nelson Mandela's granddaughters, the women announced today in Johannesburg. The unnamed show, which will likely air next year, will follow the lives of Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway (34, a pregnant mother of two); Swati Dlamini (32, a single mom planning to restart her career); and Dorothy Adjoa Amuah (27, a socialite with both a law degree and MBA), all of whom grew up in Boston—Mandela will not play any role in the show, reports the Times of South Africa.

Another thing that will be absent from the show: anything trashy. The trio stressed that they are not the "African Kardashians," and Dorothy noted that the show would be "dignified." The women, who have returned to South Africa, say that with the show, "We are exposing Africa for what it is ... with a new middle class of intellectuals ... contributing to the economy." Adds Swati, "The show will be about our lives as young, black women ... We're not wearing 'I'm a Mandela' T-shirts."

Former South African President, Nelson Mandela.
Former South African President, Nelson Mandela.   (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)
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