It is with grieving sadness we announce the demise of Zoleka Mandela, the granddaughter of Nelson Mandela. Her whole life was complicated and filled with many tragedies including suicide attempts, sexual molestation as well as battling cancer.
Sadly she passed away on 25th September 2023, leaving behind her two beautiful children. According to news reports, he lost her battle with cancer. She was being treated for liver and lung cancer during her final moment of life. She was 43 years old at the time of his death.
Here we are going to be diving into the story and cover every detail so keep on scrolling-
How Did Zoleka Mandela Die? Cause of Death
That everyone in this picture has now passed is such a gut wrenching tragedy. 🕊️ 💔— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) September 26, 2023
• Winnie Mandela 1936 – 2018
• Zindzi Mandela 1960 – 2020
• Zenani Mandela 1997 – 2010
• Zoleka Mandela 1980 – 2023#RIPZolekaMandela pic.twitter.com/slJ3psgG6N
The news of her demise was announced by Madela’s family in an official statement. She was fighting cancer for many years and was mostly in hospital. Later cancer spread to the liver and lungs, making her chance of survival less.
What Disease Did Zoleka Mandela Have?
As stated above, she was battling cancer. Many notable celebrities paid their condolences on social media. She was Nelson Mandela’s beloved grandchild, who praised her for her work towards raising awareness for breast cancer.
Who Is Zoleka Mandela’s Mother?
Zoleka was a child of Zindziswa “Zindzi” Mandela famously known as Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane, a renowned South African poet and diplomat. She was the daughter of politician Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. She has two other siblings. Sadly she died on 13th July 2020.
Who was Zoleka Mandela?
Zoleka was born on 9th April 1980, she was the daughter of Zindzi Mandela and her first husband Zwelibanzi Hlongwane. On her mother’s side, she was a Mandela. Additionally, she was a descendant of King Madiba of the Thembu people.
|Full Name||Zoleka Mandela|
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1980|
|Place of Birth||South Africa|
|Parents||– Mother: Zindziswa Mandela|
|– Father: Oupa Johannes Mafanyana Seakamela|
|Grandparents||– Grandfather: Nelson Mandela|
|– Grandmother: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela|
|Legacy||Advocate for mental health|
|Advocate for addiction recovery|
|Advocate for breast cancer awareness|
|Date of Death||September 25, 2023|