Zoleka Mandela has passed away


Zoleka Mandela passed away on Monday, September 25th after battling cancer.

An official statement confirming that Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s granddaughter died was released on her social media account.

The statement disclosed that Zoleka was admitted to the hospital on September 18 for ongoing treatment for metastatic cancer in the hip, liver, lung, pelvis, brain and spinal cord.

“Recent scans revealed significant disease progression including fibrosis in the lungs as well as several emboli.”

“Zoleka passed away on the evening of Monday surrounded by friends and family. Our sincerest gratitude to the medical team that took care of her,” read the statement.

Celebrities and fans who have been following her health update commented with notes to the late writer.

“What a great reunion it’s gonna be on the other side. With mama Gogo mkhulu and daughter. It’s hits hard here on earth but it’s a different feeling on the other side,” Somizi wrote.

Nandi Madida wrote, “Rest In Peace beautiful queen. Thank you for showing us what it really means to live life to the fullest. I am shattered for your kids, but I know you left them with many fond positive memories and that they will forever know how much you loved them.”

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