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Zoleka Mandela is officially terminally free. Image via Instagram @zolekamandela

‘Beacon of hope’: Zoleka Mandela celebrates last day of radiation

Congratulations! The grandchild of the late South African president Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, Zoleka announced her last day of radiation!

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Zoleka Mandela is officially terminally free. Image via Instagram @zolekamandela

Following getting diagnosed with cancer for the third time, Nelson Mandela’s grand-daughter, Zoleka was grateful to share with her 500K Instagram followers on 3 May that she was officially left with her last radiation treatment and on her way to a “peaceful” and positive” life ahead. 


According to her posts, Zoleka was first diagnosed with breast cancer on 15 March 2016.

She was re-diagnosed in April 2016 with Luminal Type B Breast Cancer.

In September of the same year, she was then diagnosed with stage 4 cancer which was said to affect her bones, livers, and lungs.

According to News24, speaking during an interview on Kaya FM’s Point of View show with Phemelo Motene, opened up about her ongoing battle with cancer.

She reportedly got candid about the planning for the eventuality of her death.

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Have you ever heard the saying that goes: When “We plan, God laughs?”

This gorgeous mother is a true testament to that saying,

 Zoleka’s long cancer battle has finally come to an end,

On Wednesday she was proud to announce the new chapter of her life and said,

“🧡02.05.2023🧡 Dear Diary! Guess what happened today? I had my last and 10th Radiation Treatment to my brain. 🙏🏾

“I even got to take my Radiation Mask with me, as memorabilia!!! 🧡 My Radiation Oncologist has also asked me to discontinue the STEROIDS, I’m back home and feeling indebted!!! 🤗 Next form of treatment is with my Medical Oncologist. Peace. Passion. Positivity. #TerminallyFree”

Several of Zoleka’s online followers were happy for her and wished her well in the comment section.

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Zoleka Mandela announced she had one last day of radiation left. Image via Instagram @zolekamandela


“Congrats ❤️❤️❤️💫,” @nandi_madida said.

“Terminally free, living a wholesome life. Enjoying, Loving and Loved🔥🔥🔥,” @vee_element shared.

“Awesome news Zozo! Congratulations! 🙏🏽♥️🎉,” @jenniferbala reacted.

“Good news indeed. We learn a lot from you with all these updates ❤️,” @makwelafifi wrote.

“Great news. Well done on completing your radiation treatment. Thank you for sharing your journey and being a beacon of hope ❤️💐,” @mokgadimkhize replied.

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