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Breaking News: Nelson Mandela’s Daughter, Zindzi Is Dead

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid leaders, has died at 59.

 

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation in South Africa announced on Monday, July 13, 2020.

 

“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. She served South Africa well,” Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations, said

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She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.

 

The Mandelas’ daughter came to international prominence in 1985, when the white minority government offered to release Nelson Mandela from prison if he denounced violence perpetrated by his movement, the Africa National Congress, against apartheid, the brutal system of racial discrimination enforced in South Africa at that time.

 

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