Zoleka Mandela has been sober for 12 years.

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In the current climate of societal dependence to alcohol and drugs, seeing celebrities open up about their gests is inspiring, since it sends a strong communication to the general public.

Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zoleka Mandela is celebrating 12 years of sobriety this year and could not be more proud of herself.
Nothing is as satisfying as seeing the results of your efforts on eradicating a certain vice that you have steadily worked on for a long time, and Zoleka can attest to this.

The mother of 6 is reflecting back on 12 years of not touching alcohol, or any substance abuse. Twelve years years ago, Zoleka decided to change her life fully by embarking on a trip of sobriety.
Taking to her Instagram Zoleka posted a picture of herself sucking a cigar with a long and inspiring caption. She disclosed that she had her first drink when she was 9 years old and her last cocaine binge at the age of 30.

‘ This image of me sucking on a cigar( 10 yrs ago) is an abominable memory of my smoking days, had my last cigarette in 2012 and my first one at the age of 13. I had my first drink at the age of 9 and my last one and the last cocaine binge at the age of 30. I ’m so agitated about celebrating my 12th year of SOBRIETY on the 11th of August, I literally ca n’t await!!!, ” she captioned the post.

Zoleka gave birth to her sixth baby Zingce Mandela in April, and she documented her delivery.

” A prayer and yell out to the smart medical team, I could have ever asked for from my Paediatrician and all the nurses in the Neonatal ICU who looked after my baby and clinic staff! Biggest hugs to my OBGYN who allowed me to videotape the entire birth and my Anesthesiologist for helping me set up my tripod and camera( aka my birthing mate) for filming the birth and for capturing the most amazing images of when Zingce was yanked out of my womb!!! Zobuhle Jnr, we did it, baby!!! Awusemhle!!! Look how happy she makes me, the smile on my face as I was being cut open I could n’t stay, ” she wrote.
She lately opened up about how Zingce is having a hard time at night. She said she misses sleeping peacefully.” Last night was a rough one, so was the whole day today- Zingce just would n’t let me sleep and she noway wants me to put her down!!! Please wish me luck for tonight? The way I actually miss sleep, I thought I would miss sleeping further on my belly but nah Good night, cherished hearts!!! May you all have a peaceful night!!! Love The mother of and 6- ME!!!,” she captioned the post.

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