The Uthando Nesthembu Season 3 finale: what you missed

MaYeni puts MaKhumalo in her place in the final episode of Uthando Nesthembu S3 on Mzansi Magic.

The Mseleku wives are slowly but surely showing their true colours. In the third season of this popular reality series about a man and his multiple wives, it’s become clear that his wives are not as fond of each other as we were lead to believe. Well, that’s apart from MaCele. Since season one, she's made it quite clear that she has never been a fan of her fellow sister-wives.

In the third season, Musa Mseleku found himself juggling between keeping all four of his wives happy while still grappling with the challenge of mending his broken relationship with Sne, his eldest daughter.

Keeping his wives happy has proven to be a success so far. Remember when he bought brand-new Mercedes-Benz vehicles for all his wives? Now that's what we call an expensive token of appreciation.

He also kept his promise to organise individual weddings for all the wives. (And yes, we're confused as you are. We assumed all four weddings had already taken place, but that is not the case.)

MaCele and MaYeni were the first to celebrate their weddings

Although both ceremonies were a success, the weddings came with a bit of drama that saw MaCele expressing her disapproval of her sister-wives, MaKhumalo and Mangwabe.

So what happened?

During her wedding ceremony, MaCele felt that MaKhumalo and MaNgwabe had stepped out of line when both women came out of their houses to officially welcome her (MaCele) as a Mseleku bride.

According to traditional customs, when a bride enters her husband's household, the other sister-wives are expected to be in their own houses and not outside welcoming her, until further notice.

MaKhumalo found herself in MaYeni's bad books again after she made a snarky remark about a particular traditional process during MaYeni's wedding. The comment did not sit well with MaYeni and she had no choice but to respond with an equally catty remark.

Some viewers were so riled up by MaKhumalo’s comment that they couldn’t help but express glee over MaYeni’s fiery response to Makhumalo.

We can’t quite believe that the season is over. If there are two things Uthando Nesthembu has taught us it’s this:

  1. Polygamous marriage is one complicated contract.
  2. Uthando Nesthembu is one of the most entertaining South African reality TV shows to air on Mzansi Magic.

Missed the finale? Watch the Uthando Nesthembu finale on Dstv Now or go back in time and stream seasons 1 and 2 on Showmax.