Eko Hot Blog reports that a granddaughter of South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, Zoleka has died.
This news medium understands that Zoleka died of cancer at the age of 43.
Her unfortunate demise was announced to the public on Tuesday by her family.
Ms Zoleka, who had often written about her long battle with cancer, was admitted into the hospital on Monday for a routine check-up, a family spokesman said.
A recent scan on the deceased showed a significant progress in the cancer that affected her hip, liver, lung, pelvis, brain and spinal cord.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation took to X platform to announce and mourn the death of Ms Zoleka citing her works in cancer prevention.
The post read: “We mourn the loss of a beloved grandchild of Mum Winnie and Madiba,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation wrote on social media.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation extends its heartfelt condolences to the Mandela family on the passing of #ZolekaMandela, tragically last night.
We mourn the loss of a beloved grandchild of Mum Winnie and Madiba and a friend of the foundation.
When her inspiring memoir When… pic.twitter.com/irmXI1qZwQ
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) September 26, 2023
Ms Zoleka was the child of Mandela’s youngest daughter, Zindzi Mandela and her first husband, Zwelibanzi Hlongwane.
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