Zoleka Man­dela shows off miracle preg­nancy

Can­cer sur­vivor shares joy of con­cep­tion on In­sta­gram

Sunday World - - Sunday Report - By So­maya Stock­en­stroom

Miracle ba­bies do hap­pen. Zoleka Man­dela re­vealed her preg­nancy and Gabrielle Union pre­sented her baby to the world this week.

Man­dela, who sur­vived breast can­cer more than once and lost two chil­dren, wrote a post in March ask­ing God to gift her with an­other child af­ter a spell of in­fer­til­ity caused by chemo­ther­apy.

“Okay, God! Let’s put aside the in­fer­til­ity thing and let me to talk to you G to G ...”

“No shade, but my de­sire to be a mother again would not be this in­tense were it not part of your plan for me, so was­sup? Where the twins be at, a sis­ter’s over here turn­ing 40 in 2 years time and ev­ery­thing? .... As in­fer­tile as I am, I trust you com­pletely and I thank you com­pletely for fill­ing my life with so many gifts,” reads part of her post.

And, af­ter com­plain­ing of her weight gain of more than 20 ki­los, she sur­prised all by post­ing a heav­ily preg­nant pic­ture on her In­sta­gram on Oc­to­ber 30.

Many thought it was a throwback, but she con­firmed it when she thanked her “Day 1”, her grand­mother, the late Win­nie Madik­izela-Man­dela.

“So it’s true then? From death comes new life ... 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...” she wrote.

Mean­while Amer­i­can ac­tress Union, 46, showed off her baby girl born through sur­ro­gacy on Novem­ber 7. The Be­ing Mary Jane and Bad Boys II star pub­lished a book, We're Go­ing to Need More Wine, where she opened up about her in­fer­til­ity and count­less mis­car­riages.

“11/7 will for­ever be etched in our hearts as the most loveli­est of all the lovely days. Wel­come to the party sweet girl!” she wrote, quot­ing the lyrics of Bill With­ers’s Lovely Day.

“I thank you com­pletely for fill­ing my life with so many gifts”

Zoleka Man­dela

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