‘I’m a risk-taker by nature’ – Nonku Williams on how she made her millions and hearing God’s voice

Nonku Williams had a sit-down with YouTuber Lungelo Mdletshe on becoming a pastor and how she made her millions.
Nonku Williams had a sit-down with YouTuber Lungelo Mdletshe on becoming a pastor and how she made her millions.

She's one of the most talked about cast members of Real Housewives of Durban. She's almost always trending and has gained a solid following from the show.

Businesswoman and reality TV star Nonkululeko Williams recently sat down with YouTuber Lungelo Mdletshe to discuss how she became a millionaire and her relationship with gospel star Sfiso Ncwane.

She surprised a lot of people when she recently shared that she has been ordained as a pastor.

“Being a pastor is a calling and you don’t have a choice. I was called and I heard the audible voice of God. God knows how much I tried to run away from it, I believe that God reveals himself to a human being. I developed so much love for God and I went to bible school because of the longing I had to know him.”

Nonku shared that after her parents divorced at a young age, she was determined to make it in life. After matriculating from Pinetown Girls’ High School, she studied Human Resources at Durban University.

She’s always known that she didn’t belong in corporate, which is why she left after working for two years to pursue entrepreneurship.

“I dreaded going to work and I knew that I was a born entrepreneur.  I’m a risk-taker by nature and I am bold. I always tell young people to visualise their lives.”

She is currently the owner of Ashes to Beauty Winery, a constructive company that focusses on low-cost housing as well as a logistics company.

At 24 years-old she started her first business with her mother. Together they ran a guesthouse business that was a great success.

“I didn’t like being told what to do by my mom, I knew that this was not it. I started my own company called Section 24 where I would drive around schools in the rural areas, and I did supply and delivery to the schools and I lived off that. My first pay check was R10 000 and it was a lot of money for me and I was excited to receive it.”

After Section 24 Nonku went into cleaning business for three years. She cleaned buildings for the department of transport.

Shortly after that she got into construction, and she made a name and a fortune for herself through the construction industry.

“I started as a social facilitator working with a contractor through the municipality where I would go to house to house to register people for houses and years later I am at the top.”

She says that she is no longer offended by negative people who question her success and how she became the woman she is today.

“There are obstacles you have to go through in order to get to the top. Including losing money. I for one have done the groundwork. I didn’t pray my way to it but I worked hard to get to where I am in construction.”

Speaking about her divorce and abusive marriage she shared that she knew her marriage wouldn’t last before she got married but because she was desperate to be a wife, she went along with it.

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“I don’t know what it means to be given money not even by my ex-husband. When I was married, I was a self-made woman. I do not regret getting married. I saw the signs before I got married, I think I was desperate to get married.”

She reminisced about her first love and how amazing the relationship was, saying that she has experienced her fair share of genuine love in her life.

“When the relationship didn’t work out, I was so crushed. I wanted to get married so much. I have been single for the past nine months; I have dated after my marriage.”

Talking about the late Sfiso Ncwane and her relationship, she shared that it was beautiful and it's one she will cherish forever because it gave her with her first child.

“I will always love Sfiso there was no bad blood between us. Sfiso had a heart of gold.”

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