Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie, dies at 59

Johannesburg, July 13

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

State tv South African Broadcasting Corporation has reported that Mandela died at a Johannesburg hospital early Monday morning.

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini (2nd R), Zindzi Mandela (2nd L), daughters of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and Zindzi Mandela’s daughter (R) react as they communicate through the funeral of anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP

At the time of her demise, she was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark.

The Mandelas’ daughter got here to worldwide prominence in 1985, when the white minority authorities supplied to launch Nelson Mandela from jail if he denounced violence perpetrated by his motion, the Africa National Congress, towards apartheid, the brutal system of racial discrimination enforced in South Africa at the moment.

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, a daughter of the late anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, is escorted by medical workers after making her speech throughout her moms funeral on the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP

Zindzi Mandela learn his letter rejecting the supply at a packed public assembly that was broadcast world wide. AP

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