Zoleka Mandela’s Body Moved From Fourways Memorial Park After Zenani Mandela’s Court Interdict

Zoleka Mandela’s Body Moved From Fourways Memorial Park After Zenani Mandela’s Court Interdict

  • Zenani Mandela stopped the burial of Zoleka Mandela at the Fourways Memorial Park cemetery due to a court interdict, as Zoleka had excluded her from her funeral plans
  • Zenani, with police assistance, prevented the burial, insisting that Zoleka not be interred next to her grandmother, Winnie Madikizela Mandela
  • This move has deeply divided the Mandela family, leading to social media backlash against Zenani for not respecting Zoleka's wishes and causing unnecessary drama

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There was drama at the Fourways Memorial Park cemetery after Zoleka Mandela's aunt Zenani Mandela reportedly stopped the late author's burial.

Zenani Mandela stops Zoleka Mandela's burial
Zoleka Mandela’s burial was marred with drama after Zenani Mandela's court interdict. Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images and Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images
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Social media is buzzing following reports that Zoleka Mandela's body was moved from the Mandela family burial estate at the Fourways Memorial Park in Johannesburg after her aunt Zenani Mandela presented a court interdict.

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According to Zimoja, Zenani Mandela who was on the list of people that Zoleka Mandela didn't want at her funeral arrived at the scene accompanied by the police and stopped the proceedings.

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Zenani allegedly said her late niece Zoleka must not be buried next to her grandmother Winnie Madikizela Mandela. The When Hope Whispers author's body was reportedly moved to a burial site that was paid for by her ex-husband Thierry Bashala.

Sourced at the scene told the media that Zenani's move has created a huge rift in the family. According to reports, the entire family has been divided and everyone knew that Zoleka wanted to be buried next to her grandmother Winnie Mandela, mother Zindzi Mandela and daughter Zenani Mandela.

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Mzansi blasts Zenani Mandela for having Zoleka's body moved

Social media users had no kind words for Zenani Mandela. Many blasted Nelson Mandela's daughter for failing to respect Zoleka's last wish and causing unnecessary drama.

@EmilyInSpain1 said:

"Zenani is also a problem. What is the worst thing that could have happened by letting Zoleka rest with the rest of the family? We live among witches, to hate someone even in death, she belongs to that list IDC who says what?"

@iamkagi_styles added:

"Is that Zenani’s retaliation?! She’s so vile."

@nozi03 commented:

"I wonder how Zenani will sleep tonight after what she did to Zoleka... I wonder if she has a heart.. She is sooo vile and disgusting #ZolekaMandela."

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Privie Kandi (Entertainment Editor) Privilege Kandi is an entertainment news editor (joined Briefly in 2022). A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the Christian College of Southern Africa (2016), she has been in the arts and entertainment industry for six years. Privie has worked for the Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust as a communications officer and a writer and TV producer for lifestyle and entertainment channel CME TV. She passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her at privie.kandi@briefly.co.za.

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