Zoleka Mandela on that Nelson Mandela lookalike

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Zoleka Mandela has called on people to stop tagging her on the videos
Zoleka Mandela has called on people to stop tagging her on the videos
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He's been trending for days. A man who looks so much like former president Nelson Mandela that South Africans are convinced he's a long lost relative. 

Themba Michael Qhina's videos have been spreading like wildfire, so much so that they've reached members of the Mandela family. 

People have been tagging various members including Zoleka Mandela, who's not impressed with being bombarded. She called for people to mind their own business. 

“My family is at war with one another,” she said. “Why is social media encouraging the man to be part of a family that does not even want, respect, love or recognise its own bloodline?” 

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In the lengthy post on Instagram, Zoleka wrote: “You’ve tagged me on Twitter, both my Facebook accounts, on Instagram and sent me WhatsApp messages.”

The When Hope Whisper’s author then shared details of her family struggles and asked people to simply leave her be. 

See the post below. 

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