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Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icons Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died, public broadcaster SABC has reported.

She died in Johannesburg on Monday morning aged 59.

The death has been confirmed by a family source, SABC reports.

She was the South African ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death. The cause of her death was not immediately revealed.

“The 59-year-old daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of this morning,” said SABC.

She was Nelson Mandela’s sixth child and his second with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

South Africa’s foreign affairs minister Naledi Pandor has expressed shock at Mandela’s death, describing her as a heroine.

‘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,’ said Pandor.

She is survived by her husband and four children.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

She is survived by her husband and four children.

Source: BBC

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