Nelson Mandela’s jewel “Zindzi Mandela” is dead!

2010 file picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela next to his daughter Zindzi (L) and fellow former political prisoner Ahmed Kathrada (R) in this handout photograph released by the Nelson Mandela FoundationImage copyrightAFP
Image captionZindzi Mandela with her father Nelson in 2010

The youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Ms. Zindzi Mandela died at the age of 59.

“She gave up the ghost in a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday morning”, public broadcaster SABC said.

Before she died, She was serving as an active South African ambassador to Denmark

The nature of her death is not known to anybody.

Zindzi Mandela was Nelson Mandela’s sixth child and his second with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, his second wife.

President Cyril Ramaphosa in a statement said Zindzi Mandela had “during our years of struggle brought home the inhumanity of the apartheid system and the unshakeable resolve of our fight for freedom”.

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Ms Mandela had been posted to Denmark in 2015 and had been designated to become South Africa’s head of mission in Monrovia, Liberia.

Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor said: “Zindzi will not only be remembered as a daughter of our struggle heroes, but as a struggle heroine in her own right.”

Zindzi grew up at the brim of an anti-apartheid struggle. she and her sister alongside her mother suffered a great deal of  intimidation, implications and bullying by the apartheid regime all those years Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island, BBC’s Vumani Mkhize statement.

She was the one who read out the letter of rejection  Nelson Mandela wrote to the president of those times of the offer for a release which was conditional from prison at a public meeting in the year 1985.

Just of  recent, she was known for her vocal support for radical land reform in South Africa, all over the world.

Two out of six children are still living: Zenani Dlamini, Zindzi’s sister; and Pumla Makaziwe Mandela, a daughter from Evelyn Mase(his first wife)


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