Zoleka Mandela opens up about suffering from depression

It’s been a year of ups and downs for the soon-to-be mother of five who has openly spoken out on depression.

Zoleka who recently announced that she’s expecting her 5th child has also been grappling to come to terms with the death of her beloved grandmother Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

After months off social media, Zoleka returned to bare her soul about how she’s been struggling with her emotions. 

“Its never an easy emotion to wear or disclose but in my weakness I’ve always found strength in asking for help even if I always have struggled to ask for it because I don’t always know how to or because I do fear losing control,” she said. 

Zoleka said that it’s been difficult to do routine tasks on a daily basis.

“I thought I could come back to social media after a few days and pretend that these past few weeks didn’t scare me into silence, into finding it difficult to shower, to be a wife, to be okay, to get out of bed, to leave the house. 

“I’m depressed and maybe if i’m more honest about these emotions that are representative of the rawness of my reality, the silence won’t be bigger than I am.” 

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