Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie passed away on July 12. The SABC reported that she died in a hospital in Johannesburg from undisclosed causes. At the time of her death, she worked as the South African Ambassador to Denmark. President Cyril Ramphosa posted a tribute on Twitter.
Zindzi Mandela dies, Cyril Ramaphosa notes she died close to her dad’s date
South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela Day on July 18. But, Zindzi won’t be there for the remembrance day. Instead, people will remember her as well as her father, the first black president of the country. In his tribute to Zindzi, President Ramaphosa noted, “Our sadness is compounded by this loss being visited upon us just days before the world marks the birthday of the great Nelson Mandela.”
He also expressed his “deep condolences to the Mandela family as we mourn the passing of a fearless political activist who was a leader in her own right.” Zindi was 59-years-old. One follower wrote, “Condolences to the family. I remember her great sense of humour.” But, given the current COVID-19 fears, some people just mentioned that Zindzi won’t be the only daughter to pass away. People believe they opened schools way too early in the country.
I offer my deep condolences to the Mandela family as we mourn the passing of a fearless political activist who was a leader in her own right. Our sadness is compounded by this loss being visited upon us just days before the world marks the birthday of the great Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/RC0YQ6VEvf
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) July 13, 2020
Did Zindzi die from the coronavirus?
These days, when people die many people presume they were a victim of the coronavirus. people ask what caused her death. However, so far, no news emerged about the circumstances of Zindzi Mandela’s death. People turn their thoughts to the family as well. One person sent a Twitter message to Zoleka Mandela Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter.
They wrote, “Zoleka, I pray that you stay strong. You lost grandpa Madiba and grandma Mama Winnie. You lost two children, survived breast cancer, twice. Rest in peace mama #ZindziMandela.” Another person wrote, “One of our own has departed..No words can best describe Zindzi Mandela, her thoughts and fearlessness were, and will forever be inspirational..#ZindziMandela we will always LOVE YOU.”
The EFF is saddened by the passing of fearless and uncompromising Zindziswa Mandela.
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues.
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) July 13, 2020
The Express UK reminds readers that “PW Botha’s…government offered Nelson Mandela a conditional release in 1985.” it came with the condition that he denounced violence against the …apartheid regime by the African National Congress.” Zindzi Mandela read out his rejection of the offer.
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