Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela, allegedly wrote a list before her death of people who should not be allowed at her private funeral, which was held on Friday, 29th September 2023.

According to reports, Zoleka kept a notebook in which she wrote down her thoughts and wishes.

Before her death, she wrote,

It will probably sound strange, but I am in my panic stages. I think I am blessed and fortunate enough to be in a position where I am in the planning stages. I am having conversations with my loved ones, lawyer, therapist, and siblings to discuss what happens on the day and after I pass away.

I do not want the following people at my funeral or near my dead body.”

Zoleka Mandela – Nelson Mandela’s grand daughter

The list included the names of her ex-husband and father of two of her children, Thierry Bashala, and the father of her last child, Leeroy Andie Cana, as well as individuals she claims sexually molested her, with a dot next to their names.

Late Zoleka Mandela

The list is also said to have the names of her father, stepmother and sisters.

Zoleka died on September 25th, at the age of 43, following a long fight with cancer.

Story: Hilda Katu