Zoleka Mandela grand-daughter to Tata Nelson Mandela recently graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology 17 years after dropping out of university showing that it’s never too late to chase ones dreams.
Zoleka who is an author, columnist, a two-time breast cancer survivor and breast cancer activist has found her purpose in inspiring the nation and is firmly following in Winnie Mandela’s footsteps as a leader among leaders.
“I finally graduated after 17 years since I dropped out of university due to alcohol, sex and drug addiction. This is for women like me who have survived years of physical and sexual abuse..” said Zoleka in her Instagram page.
08.03.2018 … Yesterday, on the day we all celebrated International Women’s Day, my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology was conferred to me – I finally graduated after 17yrs since I dropped out of university due to my alcohol, sex and drug addiction. This is for women like me who have survived years of physical and sexual abuse, Breast Cancer, the tragic loss of their child or children, women like me who abused alcohol, sex and drugs for decades … Women like me who are reminders of how our pasts need not determine our present or future. Women like me who continue to thrive beyond the unimaginable and use their lives to remind other women of their own ability to change the world around them. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO REWRITE YOUR LIFE STORY – Zoleka Mandela. #ZolekaMandela #MrsBashala #NeverTooLateToRewriteYourLifeStory #WhenHopeWhispers #ZolekaMandelaFoundation #BreastCancerSurvivor #Author #Mother #Wife #TwoTimeBreastCancerSurvivor #Activist #RecoveringAddict #LifeAfterCancer #SurvivorOfSexualAbuse #SurvivorOfPhysicalAbuse #Alcoholism #DrugAddiction #SexAddiction #Addiction #GraduationDay #UnisaStudent #InternationalWomensDay2018