Even though it wasn’t easy, Ayanda Ncwane has kept her chin up after Sfiso Ncwane’s death amidst a wave of doubt from people in her capabilities as a businesswoman.
During an interview on Trending SA, Ayanda said that people expected her to “die with Sfiso”.
Sfiso and Ayanda owned Ncwane Communications together and over the last two years she’s been at the forefront of the organisation.
Ayanda said that even though people doubted her, she turned to God for strength.
“Two months after my husband left us to be with the father, I barged into our offices in Durban and everyone was shocked. They asked me, ‘Madam where are you going?’. I told them, you know what guys uBab Ncwane is gone and he’s no longer coming back but unfortunately the assignment is not over,” she said.
Ayanda added that even though people only viewed her as “Sfiso’s wife” she was so much more.
“From the beginning of Ncwane Communications I was always in the driving seat. So it was easy for me to take control after Bab’Ncwane died. I was already CEO.
As a woman in the entertainment industry, in the music space I wasn’t taken seriously because I was already referred to as Sfiso’s wife rather than the businesswoman or record label owner I’ve been. Only now that my husband is no longer with that people notice that I’ve got it,” she said.