Topic: Madiba, ethics and a bar of soap
@ZELDALAGRANGESA // Zelda la Grange was born in the Apartheid South Africa. After completing her secondary education she completed a three year National Diploma as Executive Secretary. She started her career in 1992 at the Department of State Expenditure and in 1994 applied for a job as a Senior Ministerial Typist in the Office of the Presidency. In 1997 she was promoted to become one of the three Private Secretaries in President Mandela’s personal staff and in 1999 he requested her to remain in his services beyond retirement.
Together with Professor Jakes Gerwel, Zelda was the only other founding staff member of the post Presidential office of Mr Nelson Mandela and from there the Nelson Mandela Foundation was established.
Zelda served Mr Mandela for 19 years in different capacities until his death on 5 December 2013.
She has been awarded by different organisations for her dedication and service to the late Nelson Mandela. She currently serves as the Patron for the First for Women Foundation and the Beeld Kinderfonds. She is also a part-time employee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Foundation for Professional Development.
On June 19th 2014 she published her memoirs entitled “Good Morning, Mr Mandela”. It is a story of love, hope and second chances in which Zelda describes her upbringing and living in apartheid South Africa and how serving Nelson Mandela for 19 years has impacted her life.
The Telegraph in London described her book as : Compelling and ultimately heartbreaking … her unguarded honesty allows her to tell a remarkable story