• Zoleka has left behind six kids.
Nelson Mandela's grand-daughter Zoleka Mandela is dead.
Zoleka passed away on Monday evening, 25 September.
In a statement, the Mandela family said Zoleka was admitted at a hospital on 18 September for ongoing treatment for metastatic cancer to the hip, liver, lung, pelvis, brain and spinal cord.
“Recent scans revealed significant disease progression including fibrosis in the lungs as well as several embroil.
Zoleka passed away on the evening of Monday, September 25th surrounded by friends and family. Our sincerest gratitude to the medical team that took care of her,” the family said.
On 17 September Mandela who often updated her fans about her battle with cancer took to Instagram to share the latest and what was to be her health update.
“I had a CT Scan administered a few weeks back, which have shown that I have blood clots as well as Fibrosis in my lung. This explains the chest pains I had been feeling.
My Medical Oncologist has recommended blood thinners and Oral Chemo. On the upside, I’m incredibly grateful that I am still treatable! I’m off to bed … Good night … Good morning, beloved hearts! Love, the Oros Lady (I feel like my face just gets more rotund and puffy by the day!) Peace. Passion. Positivity,” she captioned a video she had shared
Over the last few months, she has kept her fans and followers updated on her journey and has once again come online to share a short but inspirational post.
In a past post she had expressed how sad she would be leaving her kids without a mum.
She has left behind six kids.