Nelson Mandela Foundation


Madiba and his great granddaugher, Zenani.

June 12, 2010 – Zenani Zanethemba Nomasonto Mandela was born at the Park Lane Clinic in Johannesburg on 9 June 1997.

The daughter of Zoleka Mandela-Seakamela and Casey Moyo, she was the granddaughter of Zindzi Mandela and the great-granddaughter of Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Zenani was in Grade 6 at St Stithian’s College in Johannesburg where she was a member of the choir; the Marimba Club and the Drumming Band. She also played the piano and the saxophone.

Zenani recently expressed the ambition to become a plastic surgeon.

She loved to set up beauty pageants with her friends and enjoyed making pancakes and scrambled eggs.

Most of all she loved to read and write, which she did daily.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Nelson Mandela Foundation as soon as they are finalised.