Nelson Mandela, most familiarized as an anti-apartheid revolutionary, unfortunately passed last December at the age of 95. Mandela was former president of South Africa and known for his incredible work as a philanthropist. He was a controversial figure who supported activism for most of his life. In turn, he is deeply respected, especially in South Africa where he is often described as “the father of the nation.”

The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary (JWCI) honored the Mandela family at the 19th Annual Odyssey Ball, April 5th, 2014. The Mandela family was honored with the “True Grit” award for continuing the mission of Nelson Mandela. Mandela family members include: Princess Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Princess Zamasawzi Dlamini.

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Princess Zwati Dlamini Manaway, Anita Swift and Princess Zwati Dliamini Mandela

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Marisa Wayne

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Patrick Wayne and Princess Zaziwe Dliamini Manaway at The Nelson Mandela Royal Family Honored at The John Wayne Cancer Institue Auxiliary’s 29th annual Odyssey Ball05

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Princess Zaziwe Dliamini Manaway and Princess Zwati Dlamini (Nelson-Mandela) Grand-Daughter’s

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John Wayne Family

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Anita Swift

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Davis Gaines

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Patrick Wayne and friends

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JR Martinez

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Princess Zaziwe Dliamini Manaway and Princess Zwati Dlamini (Nelson-Mandela) Grand-Daughter’s

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David Manaway, Princess Zaziwe Dliamini Manaway and Princess Zwati Dlamini

For more info: www.jwci.org

Photos: Burris Agency