The granddaughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela, Zoleka, says she is “scared of dying” ahead of an expected cancer diagnosis.

A cancer survivor says she has been experiencing excruciating pain in her left rib, is scared and is struggling to find the right words to say to her children.

The mother-of-six revealed all the details in an emotional social media post on her Instagram page in which she revealed she had undergone a CT scan.

Zoleka, 42, admitted that she is afraid of her expected diagnosis and that it is difficult for her to tell her children that she may not be able to live after surviving cancer.

“I’ve had back pain for over a month now and recently consulted a GP when I couldn’t take the excruciating pain in my left rib any longer,” she wrote.

“A few days ago I went for an x-ray of the chest and ribs – I have a pathological fracture and swelling caused by cancer. My oncologist scheduled me for a CT scan and bone scan to determine if I had cancer in the rest of my body.

“I just had a CT scan and I’m waiting for the results. I don’t even have words to express my thoughts and feelings, words to describe how scared I am right now.

“What will I tell my children? How do I tell them that this time I might not live life as a survivor. How do I tell them everything is going to be okay when it isn’t? I’m dying… I don’t want to die.”

Meanwhile, Entertainment SA previously reported that Zoleka was losing her hair day by day due to her grueling chemotherapy sessions, but instead of giving up, she decided to go bald by completely shaving her head.

Main image: Zoleka Mandela/Instagram

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