- 10 years after losing her daughter Zenani in a drunk and driving accident, Zoleka Mandela took the time to pay a tribute to her
- Zoleka wrote on social media that there was not a single day that goes by without her thinking about her late daughter
- She pleaded with the South African government to have harsher penalties for people who get behind the wheel after drinking
Writer and activist Zoleka Mandela took the time to pay a tribute to her late daughter Zenani Mandela, 10 years after her untimely passing. Zenani was tragically killed in a drunk and driving accident during the 2010 FIFA World Cup which was hosted in South Africa.
Zoleka was devasted to lose her daughter who would have been 23-years-old this year. The author expressed how not a single day goes by without her thinking about her beautiful late daughter.
Since it has now been a decade since her death, Zoleka took the time to plead with South Africans not to drink and drive. She is appealing to the government to take more action when dealing with people who get behind the wheel when they are intoxicated.
Mandela wrote a touching post on Instagram and added a snapshot of herself holding a picture of her daughter:
"In memory of my daughter, Zenani Mandela, who was killed by a drunk driver, hours after her 13th birthday in 2010. This year, she would have celebrated her 23rd birthday. Today, and everyday, I remember. I call for your support, to protect the lives of our innocent children. I urge you to please join me and demand more action from our leaders,” she said.
Zenani was killed on her 13th birthday on her way home from a pre-tournament concert in Soweto. South Africa mourned with the Mandela family after their tragic loss, this led to the late former president Nelson Mandela missing the opening ceremony of the tournament.
Rest in peace Zenani.
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that friends said goodbye to Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure at a lavish funeral. Zimbabwean businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure was laid to rest today in a lavish funeral which would have been the envy of many politicians.
When news spread that Ginimbi had passed away, people were distraught, the man cast a long shadow and he was very popular. People often referred to him as the Minister of Entertainment.
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