Zoleka Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s Granddaughter, Dies At 43

  • Zoleka Mandela, a granddaughter of Nelson Mandela whose life was tangled up in addiction, a suicide attempt, a battle with cancer and the tragedy of losing two young children before she came back from the shadows to embrace his legacy, has died. She was 43.
  • Her death on Monday was announced by the Mandela family in a statement on Tuesday.
  • The breast cancer she had fought for years had been in remission. But she was later diagnosed with cancer in her liver and lungs, and it had metastasized and spread, her family said.
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