Mandela's Granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela, Succumbs to Cancer at 43 - The Top Society

Mandela’s Granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela, Succumbs to Cancer at 43


Johannesburg, South Africa –  Zoleka Mandela, the granddaughter of iconic anti-apartheid struggle hero Nelson Mandela, has tragically lost her battle with cancer at the age of 43. The Mandela family confirmed this devastating news on Tuesday.

“Zoleka passed away… surrounded by friends and family,” said Zwelabo Mandela

Zoleka Mandela, renowned for her courageous battle against cancer, was admitted to the hospital on Monday as part of her ongoing treatment, according to a family spokesperson. She valiantly fought against this relentless disease, inspiring countless individuals with her resilience and unwavering spirit.

Zoleka Mandela was the beloved child of Zindzi Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s youngest daughter, and her first husband, Zwelibanzi Hlongwane.


According to the family, recent scans have shown “significant” improvement in the cancer that had impacted her hip, liver, lung, pelvis, brain, and spinal cord.

“We mourn the loss of a beloved grandchild of Mum Winnie and Madiba,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation wrote on social media, using the name by which the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was fondly known.

“Her work in raising awareness about cancer prevention and her unwavering commitment to breaking down the stigma surrounding the disease will continue to inspire us all.”

Her life was intricately woven into the tapestry of South Africa’s history, embodying the enduring legacy of her grandfather’s struggle for justice and equality.

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