Dumisani Ndlazi is the ex-boyfriend of Nonku Williams, a reality TV star and businesswoman. Born in 1978, Dumisani is 46 years old and is reportedly in the construction business. He is also said to be a community leader in Richards Bay.
Nonku Williams introduced her then-boyfriend, Dumisani Ndlazi, to the public on The Real Housewives of Durban Season 3. Shortly after, their whirlwind romance led to an engagement in early 2023. While their fans were anticipating a wedding date, they were shocked to hear that the lovebirds had called it quits two months after the engagement.
How Old Is Dumisani Ndlazi?
Nonku Williams’ ex-boyfriend, Dumisani Ndlazi, is 46 years old. He was born in 1978, and his birthday is still kept under wraps. The businessman is originally from Ndumo in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. And he is said to have been a community leader in Richards Bay for several years.
What Is Dumisani Ndlazi’s Net Worth?
Dumisani Ndlazi’s net worth is estimated to be over R2 million. During his introduction on The Real Housewives of Durban in January 2023, he defined himself as a hustler, whereas, Nonku said her man was a businessman who’s into construction. Dumisani is also a prominent person in Richards Bay, where he is one of the Aquadene’s ward committee members. Nonetheless, he took to Instagram in June 2023 to say that he’s not rich but doing his best to survive.
Judging by his lifestyle on the Showmax reality series, Nonku Williams‘ ex-fiancé is believed to be financially well off. He gifted the RHORDurban actress a brand new Mercedes AMG GLE 63 SUV worth more than R1.5 million in February 2023, but she later returned it. The two also went on vacations and lodged in top-flight hotels. He is also said to own an opulent mansion in Richards Bay.
Dumisani Was Charged with Rape in January 2014
On January 28th, 2014, Zululand Observer reported that a community leader in Aquadene, Richards Bay named Dumisani Ndlazi, raped a 19-year-old girl whom he allegedly promised to help get enrolled at a local high school. The victim just arrived from Johannesburg to stay with her family members in Richards Bay and also further her education.
Trying to secure enrollment for the girl at a local high school in the community, her family approached Dumisani Ndlazi to help out as he’s a prominent person in the community. The girl and her relative visited his house, and he gave them some documents to complete and told them to deliver the outstanding paperwork the next day.
When the young lady returned to Dumisani Ndlazi’s house at 7:30 AM on January 14th, 2014, he allegedly invited her inside his house and raped her. Her family opened a case of rape at Richards Bay police station, which was subsequently transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigations. Dumisani was arrested and charged with rape on the same day of the incident.
He Was Convicted of Rape in 2016
Two weeks after his arrest, Dumisani Ndlazi appeared at Richards Bay Magistrate’s Court and was released on bail of R3,000. He subsequently made appearances in court and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on March 8th, 2016. It is however unclear how long he spent in jail. Whilst trying to clarify some things said about him in the media in June 2023, the Zulu native agreed that he was involved in a rape case but didn’t stay in jail.
He claimed that he was proven innocent and was released. Meanwhile, on RHODurban, Nonku Williams revealed that she was aware that her then-boyfriend was an ex-convict. She admitted that Dumisani told her that he only spent 5 or 6 months in jail as he was exonerated and released. However, the condition for his exoneration is yet to be made public.
How Long Was Dumisani Ndlazi Nonku Williams’ Boyfriend?
Dumisani Ndlazi gained media attention in late 2022 when Nonku Williams started sharing lovey-dovey pictures with him on Instagram. He also began posting pictures of himself and Williams on Instagram in November 2022. It’s still uncertain when they met and started dating. However, the relationship was thrust into the public eye in January 2023 as Nonku introduced Dumisani as her boyfriend on The Real Housewives of Durban.
Afterward, their relationship was featured in the popular reality show. And in March 2023, a video where Dumisani Ndlazi, who was affectionately called Rough Diamond by his former bae, was seen proposing to Nonku Williams went viral. In the video, he was seen bent on one knee with a ring in his hand, and a ‘Marry Me’ signpost made with rose flowers was in the background. And Nonku Williams excitedly said ‘Yes’.
Sadly, their relationship was short-lived, ending soon after the engagement in early 2023.
Why Nonku Williams Called Off Her Engagement to Dumisani
Although the video of Nonku Williams’ engagement hit the internet in March 2023, she actually got engaged before then. However, she revealed in an interview in April 2023 that she called off the engagement two months after Dumisani proposed. She had already removed pictures she took with her former boyfriend on her Instagram account by the time her engagement video circulated online.
Though Williams declined to reveal why she ended her relationship, it was speculated that she was defrauded of over R1 million by Rough Diamond. According to Zimoja, Nonku Williams had taken her ex-fiancé to court after she discovered that he made away with building material costing more than R1 million, which he allegedly used to complete his house in Richards Bay.
Having made Ndlazi a partner in one of her major businesses, Williams is reportedly left with a huge debt to pay. She, however, declined to comment about the report of her ex-boyfriend scamming her, only stating that the matter was in court. On his own part, Dumisani Ndlazi said that no legal case was opened against him by Nonku Williams on an Instagram Live session in June 2023.
He further denied the allegation of defrauding his ex-girlfriend and asserted that he never took a cent from her. Instead, he’s the one who is in debt of R50,000 as he invested his money in her and was providing as a man. He added that he dedicated himself to helping her financially as she had work delays or her sites were closed. And he had to pay her employees to get the business running.
As it is now, many people are confused about who to believe as it is Dumisani Ndlazi’s words against Nonku’s.
The Criticisms Nonku Williams’ Relationship with Dumisani Ndlazi Received
After the former couple’s engagement video circulated on the internet, many of Nonku Williams’ fans expressed their fears over the future of her relationship with Dumisani, who is a convicted rapist. Also, some section of social media users called her out for exposing her teenage daughter, Nthobile Ncwane, to danger by allowing Dumisani Ndlazi into her life.
As many people questioned the Ashes 2 Beauty Winery owner‘s choice of men, she responded that she fell in love with Dumisani Ndlazi as she saw a side of him that people did not know. Concerning the allegation of exposing her daughter to possible danger, the RHODurban star asserted that she wasn’t worried about her man staying around in her home with her daughter as she had seen what he was like with his own teenage daughter, Zanele, and her daughter.
After Nonku’s failed engagement hogged the headlines, most of her fans were happy that she didn’t walk down the aisle with Ndlazi. Also, several Twitter users said that the actress would have avoided the heartaches and drama had she heeded the warning at the early stage of the relationship when they warned her that it would end in tears.