Zanele lives in the Shiselweni Region of Swaziland. She began MDR-TB treatment on February 1, 2011.
In addition to having MDR-TB, Zanele is also HIV positive but has not yet started antiretroviral treatment.
She is the mother of five children; 2 boys and 3 girls. Zanele and her daughter Colisile are both blogging for the TB&ME project over the next six months.