Zoleka Mandela’s Love Life; Meet Her Ex-Husband; Thierry Bashala, Ex-Boyfriend; Leeroy Andile Cana And Her 6 Kids; Zenani, Zenzile

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Who is Zoleka Mandela’s husband? How many children did the South African activist have? We explore the love and personal life of Zoleka Mandela.

The granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, Zoleka Mandela, has been reported dead after her long battle with cancer.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation made the death of Zoleka public to the world in a statement released a few moments ago.

The statement reads, “We mourn the loss of a beloved grandchild of Mum Winnie and Madiba.”

“Her work in raising awareness about cancer prevention and her unwavering commitment to breaking down the stigma surrounding the disease will continue to inspire us all.”

Following her sad demise, we are taking a deep dive into the love life of the ninth grandchild of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa.

Who is Zoleka Mandela’s husband; was Zoleka Mandela married?

Zoleka Mandela who was born on 9th April 1980 was once married and hence had a husband. She got married to Thierry Bashala in 2014.

The couple met in a clothing store. Zoleka after getting married to Thierry divorced him after 6 years of marriage.

Zoleka made the announcement of her separation from Thierry Bashala in a post on her social media page.

She said, “I have left someone that I once loved for eight whole years because I need to learn to be alone, to work on myself harder than in any other relationship, to recognize and accept my weaknesses, forgive myself, and finally celebrate my freedom.”

She added that it took her two years to finally leave her marriage to Thierry Bashala. According to her, she felt that the marriage no longer served her.

She further indicated that her marriage to Thierry eroded her self-esteem, mental and emotional state, and independence for a long time.

Zoleka Mandela had two children with Thierry Bashala before their separation. Their names are Zanyiwe and Zenzile Bashala.

Who is Thierry Bashala?

Thierry Bashala is the ex-husband of Zoleka Mandela. He is also the CEO of YOOPI. Thierry Bashala met Zoleka Mandela in 2012 at a clothing store.

The two dated for two years before getting married in 2014. Their love really felt like a fairy tale. The couple were married for 6 years.

In 2020, they decided to get their separate ways. They have two beautiful daughters together. Their names are Zanyiwe and Zenzile Bashala.

Who is Leeroy Andile Cana?

Leeroy Andile Cana was the ex-boyfriend of Zoleka Mandela. Zoleka after separating her Thierry Mandela, her ex-husband, found love in her new baby, Leeroy Cana.

They seemed to be the perfect pair on social media however, their relationship did not last as well. The couple had a child together. Their child is called Zingce Mandela.

Leeroy and Zoleka were perfectly co-parenting until the demise of Zoleka Mandela.

Leeroy Cana is an artist that customizes jackets with paint. He comes from the township of Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape.

He lived in Cape Town for more than a decade where he studied at university. Leeroy has two children. One with Zoleka Mandela and another from his previous relationship.

His first child is eight years old.

How many children did Zoleka Mandela have?

Zoleka Mandela who sadly passed away on 26th September 2023 after battling with cancer had six children.

Unfortunately, out of her six children, only four are alive. Zoleka lost two of her children. She had two children from her marriage with Thierry Bashala.

She also had a child with her ex-boyfriend, Leeroy Andile Cana. Zoleka also had three children with different guys.

Who was Zenani Mandela

Zenani Mandela was one of the children of Zoleka Mandela who sadly lost her life in a road accident.

According to a report on AnswerAfrica, her daughter, Zenani, was returning after a World Cup concert in Soweto when she was involved in a road accident.

Zoleka was devastated about the death of her daughter. The driver according to reports was drunk while he was driving. The driver who caused the accident was later acquitted of all charges.

Zenani Mandela was born on 9th June 1997 at Park Lane Clinic, Johannesburg. She would have been 23 years old today.

Who was Zenawe Zibuyile Mandela?

Zenawe Zibuyila Mandela was also one of the children of Zoleka Mandela. She lost her son after a few days of childbirth.

She continued to remember her lost son although he was no longer physically present with her. Zoleka had the child with her partner back then, Sekoati Tsubane.

She even shared a post on her Instagram page with the caption “03.07.2021 – I was today-years-old when I realised that I actually have a whole lot of kids … I’m kidding!!! ? It’s a full house, compliments of Alert Level 4 Lockdown!!! ? Just some of my babies in one take … Zwelami, Zanyiwe and Zenzile (with a photobomb of my messy apartment because IDC right now). ?”

Who is Zwelami Mandela?

Zwelamni Mandela is the son of Zoleka Mandela. He was born on 21st November 2002. He is all grown up now and taller than his mother.

After experiencing two losses, Zoleka Mandela could not help herself as her son turned 18. She showed him off on her social media page.

Who are Zanyiwe and Zenzile Motuba Bashala?

Zanyiwe and Zenzile are the children of Zoleka Mandela and her ex-husband, Thierry Bashala. The couple had two beautiful daughters.

Zanyiwe according to reports online was born in 2014. She has been described as a little diva in the making by her mother, Zoleka. She is 9 years old as of now.

Zenzile was born in 2019 per reports gathered online. Many have said that Zenzile is the exact replica of her mother. She looks just like her mother.