Zoleka Mandela reflects on the role Ma Winnie had on her newborn children

11 February 2019 - 07:08 By Jessica Levitt
Zoleka Mandela with her baby daughter, Zenzile.
Zoleka Mandela with her baby daughter, Zenzile.
Image: Instagram/Zoleka Mandela

Zoleka Mandela gave birth to her daughter Zenzile last week and has reflected on the role her late grandmother Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had on her newborn children.

Zoleka said that her daughter's umbilical chord fell off and remembered that her granny would be the one to bury it.

She said she would previously wait to hear from her "day one" - the name she often calls her gran - to decide on what to do.

"I’m waiting for her to tell me what to do now that it’s fallen off. And when Baby Bashala cuts her first tooth? She usually slaughters a chicken and the first piece which is usually the drumstick is fed to the baby with the hand and by her," she wrote on Instagram.

Last week Zoleka said she was busy packing away dishes when her water broke. She has been keeping fans updated with her preggy process, posting pictures of her growing bump and her exercise routine during her pregnancy.