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Prayers pour in for hospitalized Zoleka Mandela

Serious prayers, well wishes and heartfelt messages continue to pour in for hospitalized, South African writer, activist, and Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Zoleka. 

Zoleka, took to her Instagram account to share her admission letter and said she had been in the hospital since Saturday. The author was diagnosed with bone cancer last year and continues her fight against the chronic illness.

She revealed that she is currently receiving radiation to her spine and pelvis and awaiting chemotherapy.

I’ve been admitted into hospital, been here since Saturday morning, and currently receiving Radiation to my spine together with my pelvis, and awaiting Chemotherapy, for the progression of the cancer in my body. It’s going to be a long haul, but so appreciative of the efforts made towards the betterment of my health, by the medical team and medical staff. I can’t wait to get back home to the kids! Peace. Passion. Positivity,” she wrote.

Zoleka Mandela

In an interview on Point of View with Phemelo Motene on Kaya FM, the author revealed that she was preparing for her death. According to Zoleka, she met with her family, lawyer, and her therapist to discuss what life will be like for her children after her death.

“It will probably sound strange but, I think I am blessed or fortunate enough to be in a position where I am in my planning stages. I am having conversations with my loved ones, lawyer, therapist, and siblings to discuss what happens on the day and after I pass away,” she said.

Zoleka discovered in 2022 that cancer had returned. She took to Instagram in 2022 to pen an emotional post where she shared that she was hanging by a thread after the official CT scan showed that she has cancer both in her liver and lungs.

Zoleka Mandela

“Yesterday (29.08.2022) marked my official diagnosis, the CT scan has revealed cancer both in my liver and lungs. I am yet to receive feedback regarding my Bone scan, to establish whether I have cancer beyond my ribs. I am hanging on by a thread.

She also thanked all who have been praying for her recovery. “Thank you all for your outpouring of love, prayer, and support. Peace. Passion. Positivity,” she wrote.

The shocking discovery was made after she consulted with her GP, who later diagnosed her with Bone metastasis – a condition in which cancer cells spread from their original site to the bone.

“I’ve had a sore back for more than a month now, and recently consulted with my GP when I could no longer tolerate the excruciating pain in my left rib. I went for an x-ray of my chest and rib a few days ago – I have a pathological fracture and swelling caused by cancer,” wrote Zoleka.


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South African award-winning DJ Maphorisa and his girlfriend Thuli Phongolo, have broken his silence following assault allegations leveled against him by her.

dj maphorisa and thuli phongolo

Last week, the Amapiano DJ appeared at the Randburg Magistrate’s court on a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. In an unexpected move, Phongolo dropped the charge and the DJ was released on R4000 bail. Learn More

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