Zoleka Mandela is pregnant with her 5th child
In what can be described as a pleasant surprise‚ Zoleka Mandela revealed she’s pregnant again.
The social activist and author announced her 5th pregnancy on Instagram with a collage of pictures on Tuesday.
“Darling‚ you’re pulling a caravan! That is what my day one (my grandmother) used to say about my big booty! This was me yesterday. I was sporting my new ‘push and pull’ look. I’m pushing and pulling serious caravan loads these days!!!”
Zoleka’s husband Thierry Bashala also confirmed the news on his Instagram page.
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“Darling, you’re pulling a caravan!” That is what My Day One (my grandmother) used to say about my big booty! 😂 This was me yesterday, I totally take selfies even when I do laundry ... I was sporting my new, “Push and Pull,” look, I’m pushing and pulling serious caravan loads these days!!! 😂 #38YrOldMotherOf5 #MrsBashala #HouseWifeOfNorthriding #WifeOfAnAfricanMan #MakotiKaThierry #MwasiYaThierry #ProudCongoleseWife
In January Zoleka poured her heart out about the risks that come with falling pregnant as a two-time cancer surviour.
Zoleka said that her oncologist advised her that falling pregnant could cause the cancer to return‚ spread or even be incurable.
“I am 37 years old and have been pushed into early/medical menopause twice in my life. Pregnancy and weight gain increases estrogen in my body which only accelerates the growth of cancer cells.”
She was devastated by the advice because all she wanted was another baby.
“I cried myself to sleep last night‚ told myself I’d only cry for an hour then keep it moving but only fell asleep around 2am‚ having cried for what felt like the entire day ... I just want to have another baby‚ I thought I would be in the process of trying for twins this year. I guess I haven’t quite come to terms with my infertility.”
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31.10.2018 - To My Day One ... We’ve always known you to be the glue of the family. Since your passing, I barely recognize myself let alone anyone else in this family. In losing you, we have completely lost one another. I’ve been lost without you, my therapist says I need to figure out who I am without you ... You were the only family I really had, the only one who truly believed in me. Where do I begin when you have always consumed the biggest and best part of me! So, it’s true then? From death comes new life ... Knowing that you took so much of me with you, fearing that I would want to die right alongside you, you placed this blessing between the walls of my womb to remind me that I only need to look inside myself to find you because you have not left me. He has not left me, please thank Him for giving me His love, for helping me survive the darkness of Hell without you. He has fulfilled his promise and I promise you this, Ma ... On the days when I’m dying on the inside, I will always remember the both of you ... That your endless love for me, your purpose and plans for my life, this ray of hope you have both gifted me with, the life I have lived with and because of your existence will be every reason why I choose to still live ... even when life itself feels entirely meaningless without you.