1st photo of Nelson Mandela in 2013 revealed; granddaughters say ‘his health is very good’

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Nelson Mandela with his  youngest great-grandson, Zen Manaway. Family says photo was taken Saturday February 2, 2013. (Photo courtesy 'Being Mandela'/COZI TV.)

Nelson Mandela with his youngest great-grandson, Zen Manaway. Family says photo was taken Saturday February 2, 2013. (Photo courtesy 'Being Mandela'/COZI TV.)

Nelson Mandela’s granddaughters are currently in New York City promoting their new reality show Being Mandela.

During an interview with theGrio, the sisters gave an update on their 95-year-old grandfather’s health.

“His health is very good. He’s surrounded by family,” Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s granddaughter Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway said. “We go to the house all the time. He’s really happiest the most when he spends time with his great grandchildren. So before we came on the trip we literally went to go see him to say bye. So he’s in really really good spirits. We’re very happy.”

Zaziwe Dlamini-Manawa and her daughter, left, and Swati Dlamini and her daughter, right, flank their mother, Zenani Mandela Dlamini, and grandfather, Nelson Mandela.

Zaziwe Dlamini-Manawa and her daughter, left, and Swati Dlamini and her daughter, right, flank their mother, Zenani Mandela Dlamini, and grandfather, Nelson Mandela. (Photo courtesy ‘Being Mandela/COZI TV)

Being Mandela stars Mandela’s granddaughters  Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini. The series will give viewers a window into the daily lives of their close-knit family, and showcase conflicts and personal aspirations.

CoziTV, who is airing Being Mandela, provided theGrio with a photo taken Saturday of Nelson Mandela with Zaziwe’s youngest son, Zen Manaway.  It’s the oldest and the youngest members of the family.

This is the first new photo of Nelson Mandela to be released since July 2012. The Family says photo was taken Saturday February 2, 2013.

Being Mandela premieres on COZI TV February 10 at 9 PM ET and re-airs at midnight ET.

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