'God continues to bless us': Zoleka Mandela on new pregnancy

By admin
19 March 2014

Zoleka Mandela, who lost two children, is delighted with her new pregnancy. Madiba's granddaughter has suffered greatly in the past.

Congratulations to Zoleka Mandela on her pregnancy! Nelson Mandela's granddaughter will become a mom for the fourth time. She and boyfriend Thierry Bashala are ecstatic.

Zoleka, the daughter of Zindzi Mandela, suffered heartache twice before, the first when her daughter, Zenani, died in a car crash in 2010 at the age of 11 and a year later, her two-day-old son, Zenawe, died after he was born two month premature. She has one son, 10-year-old Zwelami, from a previous relationship.

She appears on the cover of a monthly parenting magazine speaking about her pregnancy and finding hope after life threw her several curveballs.

She posted a note of thanks on her Facebook page saying: "Thierry and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for all your heartfelt prayers and well wishes as we prepare to give birth to our miraculous bundle of joy in less than twenty days. God continues to bless us, there is most certainly an abundance of LIFE and LOVE after BREAST CANCER! To my children; Zenani, Zwelami and Zenawe … Thank you for your blessings too, babies!"

Zoleka Mandela, Thierry Bashala and Felicia Buthelezi Zoleka Mandela, Thierry Bashala and Felicia Buthelezi

Zoleka is a breast cancer survivor who shared her life story in her autobiography When Hope Whispers. The book includes her personal struggles with sex, drugs and alcohol addiction as well as the loss of her two children.

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