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For 83-year-old pensioner Grace Mafafane Mandela Day means she gets to be spoiled just like the old .

A new man - and baby - for Mandela grand-daughter

By You | 2011-03-02 08:18:05.0

HAPPINESS AGAIN, AFTER TRAGEDY: The late Zenani Mandela's mother, Zoleka Seakamela, is in love with actor Sekoati Tsubane, 7de Laan’s Kabelo

She calls it bittersweet; he calls it God’s way of saying sorry for taking her beloved firstborn - a blessing to heal the heartache that tore through South Africa’s most famous family after tragedy.

Zoleka Seakamela (who is Zindzi's daughter, Madiba and Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s granddaughter), is pregnant by Sekoati Tsubane, 7de Laan’s Kabelo, reports You Magazine.

Sekoati helped Zoleka (both 30) to come to terms with the loss of her daughter, Zenani, who died in a car crash while returning from the World Cup Kick-Off Concert at Orlando Stadium, Soweto, last year.

“I was hiding in my pain, blocking it away, and it wasn’t healthy,” Zoleka says. “But Sekoati helped me through it and now I have something positive to look forward to: my relationship with him and a new baby.”

There are times she feels consumed by guilt. It feels wrong to be happy, she says, because Zenani is no longer here. “It’s sad that we’re celebrating new life when she’s gone.”

Sekoati has a four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Zoleka is a businesswoman in partnership with an uncle in a helicopter operation. She also has a son, Zwelami (8).

They will welcome their baby into the world in September.

Source: You magazine

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