It is with heavy hearts that we report on the passing of South Africa’s Ambassador to Denmark and daughter of Nelson Mandela, Zindzi Mandela.
Zindzi is the youngest daughter to Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and the department
of International announce her death some hours ago.
Relations is still gathering information about the cause of her death.
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
Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor said:
“Zindzi will not only be remembered as a daughter of our struggle heroes, Tata
Nelson and Mama Winnie Mandela, but as a struggle heroine in her own right.
Ms Mandela grew up at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle. With her father
imprisoned on Robben Island, she endured years of harassment and intimidation by
the apartheid regime, along with her sister Zenani, and her mother Winnie,
says the BBC’s Vumani Mkhize.
Most recently, she was known for her vocal support for radical land reform in South Africa.
Only two of Nelson Mandela’s six children are still alive: Zenani Dlamini, Zindzi’s sister; and Pumla Makaziwe