OBITUARY | Nelson Mandela’s Daughter, Zindzi, Dies at 59

*Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela, arrives for the Royal premiere of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” in London Dec. 5, 2013. (Reuters file photo)
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By Abiodun Oluleye 

 

Johannesburg, July 13, 2020 (dpa/NAN) Zindziswa “Zindzi” Mandela, the daughter of Nelson Mandela, the late former president of South Africa, has died in Johannesburg.

Her granddaughter Ndileka Mandela confirmed the information to dpa on Monday.

According to state broadcaster SABC, the 59-year-old, who was the younger daughter of Nelson Mandela and his second wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, died on Sunday in a Johannesburg hospital.

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The details surrounding her death are not yet known and a statement is expected to be released by the family in due course.

Mandela was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.

A spokesperson for the ruling African National Congress, the political party which Nelson Mandela led and which won the country’s first democratic elections in 1994, expressed condolences on SABC.

(dpa/NAN)

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