Mandela legacy continues

By Drum Digital
25 July 2014

Ndileka Mandela (49) plans to take up the role her late father Madiba Thembekile Mandela would have played

FORMER president Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandchild is determined to preserve her famous grandfather’s legacy of bringing development to rural areas. , had he not died in a car accident aged just 24 when she was only four years old.

She recently auctioned off some of her beloved Mandela memorabilia to raise R300 000 for charitable causes, administered by the foundation she founded and named after her father in 2012.

The Thembekile Mandela Foundation only started operating formally this year, she says, because around the time she started it in 2012 her grandfather fell ill. Ndileka, a trained nursing sister, helped to care for him.

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