Nelson Mandela’s Daughter, Zindzi Dies On Brother’s Death Anniversary

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of veteran South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela with late ex-wife, Winnie Mandela is dead.

The details on the cause of her death has not been revealed, but she did pass on in the  South African capital, Johannesburg.

The 59-year-old’s death comes as a shocker as this sad news comes on the same day as her first born late brother Madiba Thembekile’s (Thembi) death anniversary.

Thembi died in a car accident more than 5 decades ago in 1969.

Zindzi is reported to have been involved in the South African nation’s independence just like both her parents.

Until her death, the mother of four was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark.

Zindzi was born on December 23, 1960. She was born nearly two years away from Nelsom Mandela’s arrest.

Mandela senior was charged with attempt to overthrow the government and was imprisoned for 27 years.

When she was 17, her mother was banished for eight years, a move that saw young Zindzi join the activism.

In an her iconic speech in 1985, Zindzi courageously called out the then president Pieter Willem Botha for oppression and poor leadership.

That became the very first time she came to the limelight as a freedom fighter.

Zindzi will be remembered for her revolutionary championship in governance towards a better South Africa.

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