Zoleka Mandela Cancer

Zoleka Mandela seems to be taking each day as it comes, telling her baby girl, Zingce, to enjoy the beauty of life. Images via Instagram @zoleka mandela

Zoleka Mandela’s message to daughter: ‘Live up to your name’

Following her shock cancer diagnosis, Zoleka Mandela penned a heartfelt message to her baby daughter. Take a look…

Zoleka Mandela Cancer

Zoleka Mandela seems to be taking each day as it comes, telling her baby girl, Zingce, to enjoy the beauty of life. Images via Instagram @zoleka mandela

Zoleka Mandela penned a heartfelt letter on Instagram to her baby girl, Zingce Zobuhle Junior Mandela.

The granddaughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

“Give each day, the opportunity to become as beautiful as you want it to be. Always remember that knowing who you are is beauty. Live up to your name – Zobuhle, ‘Of beauty,’ and own your beauty, by being naturally yourself. I’ll always love you, beautiful…For forever and a day!”

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ZOLEKA THANKS MZANSI FOR GENEROSITY

Following her cancer diagnosis, Zoleka took to her Instagram to thank everyone who has expressed their kindness and prayers.

“I wanted to thank you all, profusely for all your prayers and well wishes, for your generosity and kind deeds! I’m home and recovering from the side effects of my first session, to treat cancer in my lungs, liver, ribs, spinal cord and hips. I’m battling to come to terms with my diagnosis, it’s both daunting and terrifying. Prayer for acceptance and peace that passes all understanding. Peace. Passion. Positivity.

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE

 The mother of six has survived breast cancer twice. First in 2011 and then again in 2016. In her 2014 book, When Hope Whispers, she details her struggles with breast cancer and how strong it made her.

She has also been vocal about having been sexually abused as a young girl and how it spiralled into her drug and alcohol addiction, self-harming and suicide attempts.

Zoleka has come far and has made a number of strides trying to live her life as a single mother dealing with breast cancer. She has chosen to live her life enjoying every moment with her children.

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