“I don’t want to die,” Zoleka Mandela says she has bone cancer


Zoleka Mandela reveals cancer is back in her bones after surviving breast cancer.

The star has inspired people with her story as a survivor, but she’s heartbroken and scared as it was revealed to her that she might not survive it this time around.

“I’ve had a sore back for more than a month now and recently consulted with my GP when I could no longer tolerate the excruciating pain in my left rib. I went for an X-ray of my chest and rib a few days ago — I have a pathological fracture and swelling caused by cancer,” she wrote.

Cancer in the bones can’t be removed, hence the fear and the cry out.

“From what she’s told me, cancer in the bones cannot be eradicated, nor can it be cured. I have bone metastasis. I’ve just had my CAT scan and awaiting my results. I don’t even have the words to articulate my thoughts and feelings, the words to describe how scared I am right now.

Zoleka thinks of her children as she’s dying.

“What do I tell my children? How do I tell them that this time around I may not get to live my life as a survivor? How do I tell them everything will be OK when it’s not? I’m dying … I don’t want to die.”

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