Motswana Reality TV Star, Willers passes on

Naledi Willers
Naledi Willers

Former Miss Botswana 2009 second princess and Real Housewives of Johannesburg Reality TV Star, Naledi Willers has died, Showbiz has established. Willers who had been battling breast cancer for years succumbed to the disease.

Naledi was diagnosed with stage 2 triple-negative breast cancer in 2019.

Since then, the star has been documenting her battle against cancer on social media. “The world buckled down and braced for the impact of COVID-19 while each day I was terrified that an encounter with the virus while on chemotherapy could result in my death due to my compromised immune system,”she once posted on her Instagram page. Willers revealed that since being diagnosed with breast cancer, she had been fighting a war and even called herself ‘Nalegend’ for surviving the worst of the disease and being an activist.

Willers was regarded as the true embodiment of beauty and brains. She was a qualified international professional chef, and also held an LLB Degree. She was crowned Miss Botswana second princess in 2009 alongside Emma Wareus as the first princess. The crown was won by Sumaiyah Marope at the time.


In the Real Housewives of Johannesburg, Willers showed that she was very proud of her Botswana heritage. In the show’s season 1, she once took a trip to Botswana with her fellow cast members to celebrate her mother’s 50th birthday in Palapye. Willers revealed her life as a wife, then Law student with a strong presence as she really left no stone unturned and spoke her mind. Because of Willers, The Real Housewives of Johannesburg was a great treat for 1Magic viewers in Botswana, especially because they were able to watch one of their own. Willers was formerly married to DJ Quinton "Naked DJ" Masina and the two confirmed their split in 2019 two years after tying the knot in a fairytale wedding ceremony. Details about the funeral arrangements are yet to be revealed.

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