Madiba and His Personal Assistant Zelda La Grange

© Dr Peter Magubane
Madiba and his personal assistant Zelda la Grange after a press conference at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Zelda la Grange was born in the South African Apartheid era. After completing her secondary education she applied for a job in the office of the first democratic presidency. She was then chosen in 1999 by Mandela himself to remain in his services after retirement. She has been awarded by a number of organisations for her dedication and service to the late Nelson Mandela.

On June 19th, 2014 she published her memoirs entitled “Good Morning, Mr. Mandela” and in December 2014 her book was announced to be the ‘Best Seller of the Year’ in South Africa and in 2015 in Brazil. She currently serves as the Patron for the First for Women foundation. She continues to inspire people through motivational speaking by sharing her life experiences.

“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all person live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” ~ Nelson Mandela

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