Daughter of Nelson Mandela, Zindzi Mandela dies at 59

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

13th Jul, 2020. 07:13 pm
Daughter of Nelson Mandela, Zindzi Mandela dies at 59

The daughter of South African liberation hero Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist, Zindzi Mandela has died today.

According to details, the State broadcaster SABC said on Monday Mandela who has been serving as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015, died in a hospital in Johannesburg on Sunday evening (July 12).

While speaking on behalf of the family, The Mandela Legacy Foundation said that memorial and funeral arrangements for Zindzi would be announced soon this week.

Tobias Elling Rehfeld, Denmark’s ambassador to South Africa, said he was saddened to learn about her death.

He wrote on Twitter, “I am so saddened to learn that Ambassador Zindzi Mandela has passed away. Zindzi was a dear colleague working tirelessly and with a smile to nurture and grow the strong friendship between SouthAfrica and Denmark. My deep condolence to the Mandela family!”

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