Zindzi, daughter of Nelson Mandela dies
Published: 05:18 PM, 13 July 2020 Updated: 05:18 PM, 13 July 2020
Nelson Mandela`s daughter Zindzi. Photo: Collected
Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and undisputed leader of the anti-apartheid movement, has died.
A spokesman for South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) confirmed the news on Monday.
Zindzi, the daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and indomitable leader Winnie Mandela, breathed her last at a Johannesburg hospital on Monday morning, the country's state broadcaster SABC reported.
Zindzi Mandela was born on 23 December 1960 in Soweto, in what was then the Union of South Africa to Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela. The year of her birth was also the year that the African National Congress (ANC) launched its armed wing. Her parents were wanted by the government.
Nelson Mandela was offered his release in 1985 while in prison by then-South African White President P. W. Botha. Mandela rejected the president's offer. Zindzi Mandela then became known around the world after reading his father's letter of rejection at an anti-apartheid rally.
Zindzi, 59, was South Africa's ambassador to Denmark. She was still in charge at the time of her death. However, the cause of her death has not been announced yet.