Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela, has taken to Instagram to celebrate her 7th year of recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, which she turned to after she was sexually and physically abused as a child.
The South African’s legend’s granddaughter, who is now 37, further revealed that she took her first alcohol at age 9 and started smoking marijuana at age 13. Her drug addiction led her into experimenting with other drugs including cocaine.
However, she recovered from it all after she checked herself into a rehab when she was 30, and was finally able to break free of her addiction.
In her Instagram post, she further told other addicts that “addiction doesn’t always have to end in death.”
Here’s her post;