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Zoleka Mandela remembers her late Daughter

Zoleka Mandela has noted how much of an over-sharer she is but she does not mind as it could be part of her healing process. The author and expectant mother took to her social media to open up about the loss of her daughter Zenani, 11 years ago, when she was only 13 years old.

Although this pregnancy is her last, Zoleka is a proud mother of 6 children. She shared a past session with her therapist and how it went. Her therapist asked her to list things she is most grateful but she could not put a number on her gratitude.

Zoleka Mandela

Zenani was killed by a drunk driver 11 years ago and her then psychiatrist advised her to read Habakkuk. She said she struggled to find those answers all those years, until now!

“As I walked into the kitchen to make breakfast, I looked at these set of cards I had stopped reading since my last depressive episode last year (cards I typically shuffled for each day for motivation – having stopped praying the day my grandmother passed away) and there it was … Habakkuk ( hadn’t even begun shuffling)!!!

Zoleka Mandela

“Eleven years later and it’s starting to make sense!!! I Googled it today, and this is what is says, “This metaphoric language describes the blessings the presence of God brings to a situation. A well-known book by this title explores the journey of a person who learns to overcome fear and suffering like a deer leaping over obstacles … When we run with hinds’ feet on high places, treading “on the heights,” we live above our circumstances,” she shared.

Source: Zalebs

In other news – Manaka Ranaka to celebrate 30 years in the SA entertainment industry

Manaka Ranaka has existed for three decades in the South African entertainment industry, and she’s still on top of her game.

Manaka Ranaka


Speaking to Drum, the star said she gained entrance into the industry from a tender age, but she’s officially 22 years in the industry. She also spoke about what she’s learnt. Learn more

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