Nelson Mandela is a heroic and iconic figure, a symbol of spiritual strength, forgiveness and leadership to the entire world. Now the next generation of Mandelas are finding their place in the world. Mandela’s granddaughters Zaziwe Diamini Manaway, 35, and c, 33, are the stars of the new reality show “Being Mandela,” a 13-episode show airing on COZI TV starting on February 10 at 9 p.m. The sisters are the daughters of Nelson and Winnie’s daughter Zenani Mandela and Prince Thumbumuzi Dlamini, a Prince of Swaziland. Although the family lived in exile in the U.S. while their grandfather was in jail, they returned to their homeland of South Africa as teenagers and currently live in Johannesburg. They say that although they respect their grandfather’s history, they didn’t check in with him before agreeing to do the show.
Zaziwe Diamini Manaway & Swati Diamini on Being a Mandela was originally published on blackamericaweb.com