Zoleka Mandela Announces Divorce From Husband

It took her two years to leave!

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:49 PM  | Zoleka Mandela  | Relationships

Nelson Mandela's granddaughter Zoleka Mandela took to Instagram to share news of her separation from husband Thierry Bashala.

The couple has been together for eight years and married for six years. They wedded in 2014 and have two children together. Announcing her divorce, she revealed that it took her two years to leave a marriage that "no longer serves" her.

She also states that the marriage eroded her self esteem, independence and her mental as well as emotional state, for too long. 

The writer and activist expressed how much she dearly loves her husband but was on a quest to getting her 'groove' back. 


"Over the years, I’ve continued to fall in habit and have tied my sense of worth to things outside of me and placed it in the hands of others. Leaving someone you once loved, reaffirms your strengths, it leaves you feeling more liberated and forces you to look into yourself and to move on even when you’re more comfortable staying in a relationship that leaves you feeling invisible and undervalued..." she wrote.

Zoleka is looking to be alone and learn to be alone, also learn how to not depend on other people, also to learn how to accept her weaknesses.

"I have left someone that I once loved for eight whole years, because I need to learn to be alone, to work on myself harder than any other relationship, to recognize and accept my weaknesses, to forgive myself and to finally celebrate my FREEDOM"


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