Zoleka Mandela died of cancer at the age of 43, his family said

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Zoleka Mandela


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Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela, has died of cancer at the age of 43, a family spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement she posted on her official Instagram account said: “Zoleka passed away on Monday evening, September 25, surrounded by friends and family.”

She documented her battle with cancer on account. On August 23, she books“What do I tell my children? How do I tell them that this time, I may not be able to live my life as a survivor? How do I tell them that everything will be okay when it’s not? I’m dying… and I don’t want to die.”

The Nelson Mandela Foundation also issued a statement on Tuesday, saying it “offers its heartfelt condolences to the Mandela family on the tragic death of Zoleka Mandela last night.”

“We mourn the loss of the beloved grandson of mother Winnie and Madiba and a friend of the Foundation.”

The foundation described her as a “tireless activist for health care and justice.”

She added: “Her work in raising awareness about cancer prevention and her steadfast commitment to eliminating the stigma surrounding the disease will continue to be an inspiration to us all.”

Her activity also included Road safety campaigns After her 13-year-old daughter, Zenani, was injured He died in a car accident in 2010.

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