- Title: Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, has died - ANC spokesman
- Date: 13th July 2020
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 11, 2013) (REUTERS) ***WARNING:CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF IDRIS ELBA, ZINDZI MANDELA AND NAOMIE HARRIS ON CARPET BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - JANUARY 28, 2014) (REUTERS) MANDELA POSING FOR CAMERAS (SOUNDBITE) (English) NELSON MANDELA'S DAUGHTER, ZINDZI MANDELA, SAYING: "I think as my father often used to say it's a story about how the human spirit has the ability to triumph over adversity. That's the message, irrespective of your circumstances you can turn any negative experience into a positive and you can be a major contributor to society." SOWETO, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (FILE - APRIL 11, 2018) (REUTERS) MADIKIZELA-MANDELA'S TWO DAUGHTERS, ZENANI (THIRD FROM LEFT IN BLUE ATTIRE) AND ZINDZI MANDELA (SECOND FROM RIGHT IN BLACK ATTIRE) SEATED AMONGST RELATIVES VARIOUS OF SOUTH AFRICA'S DEPUTY PRESIDENT DAVID MABUZA ARRIVING AND GREETING ZINDZI AND ZENANI MANDELA SOWETO, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (FILE - APRIL 14, 2018) (REUTERS) SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT, CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, SEATED NEXT TO ZENANI DLAMINI-MANDELA AND ZINDZI MANDELA (WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA'S DAUGHTERS)
- Embargoed: 27th July 2020 09:26
- Keywords: Nelson Mandela Red carpet South Africa Winnie Mandela Zindzi Mandela
- Location: SOWETO, PRETORIA AND JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA / BERLIN, GERMANY / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: SOWETO, PRETORIA AND JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA / BERLIN, GERMANY / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: South Africa
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- Story Text: Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, has died, the spokesman of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday (July 13).
Zindzi Mandela, whose mother was anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, rose to international prominence when she read out Nelson Mandela's rejection of then-president P.W. Botha's offer for freedom in 1985.
State broadcaster SABC said the 59-year-old, who was serving as South Africa's ambassador to Denmark, died in a hospital in Johannesburg. It did not say why she had died.
"This is untimely. She still had a role to play in the transformation of our own society and a bigger role to play even in the African National Congress," said ANC spokesman Pule Mabe.
Mabe said further details would be provided in due course.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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