- Title: Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, has died - ANC spokesman
- Date: 13th July 2020
- Summary: SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA (FILE - MARCH 29, 1992) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) ***WARNING:CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** NELSON AND WINNIE MANDELA SEATED WITH THEIR DAUGHTER ZINDZI FOR ZINDZI'S ENGAGEMENT PARTY JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (FILE - OCTOBER 24, 1992) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF NELSON AND DAUGHTER ZINDZI ARRIVING AND ENTERING CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH FOR ZINDZI'S WEDDING TO ZWELIBANZI HLONGWANE
- 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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