Pics! Zoleka Mandela Beautifully Paints Canvas Shoes To Deal With The Pain of Losing Her Mother. She has been through a lot through out her life. Sadly, just like many other people out there, Zoleka Mandela, used drugs, alcohol and sex to try to cope.
Some of the things Zoleka has had to deal with include, losing two of her children to death, fighting cancer, losing her grandmother, and recently losing her mother Zindzi Mandela. This is definitely a lot, but the good thing is that, Zoleka is trying as much as she can to live a positive life.
The author and motivational speaker is now using a much healthier habit to deal with her pain. This year marks 10 years sobriety for Zoleka and she has learned a lot about herself.
“Over the years, I’ve found more healthier ways to channel my pain … this year, after my mother’s passing, I started hand painting canvas shoes,” she said.