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Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies at 59
13 July 2020
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Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela and
anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died at the age of 59.

She died in a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday morning, public broadcaster SABC
said.

She was an activist in her own right and was serving as ambassador to Denmark at the time of her
death.

The cause of her death was not immediately revealed.

Zindzi Mandela was Nelson Mandela's sixth child and his second with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, his
second wife.

President Cyril Ramaphosa in a statement said Zindzi Mandela had "during our years of struggle
brought home the inhumanity of the apartheid system and the unshakeable resolve of our fight for
freedom".

Ms Mandela had been posted to Denmark in 2015 and had been designated to become South
Africa's head of mission in Monrovia, Liberia.

Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor said: "Zindzi will not only be remembered as a
daughter of our struggle heroes, but as a struggle heroine in her own right."

Obituary: Nelson Mandela
Ms Mandela grew up at the height of the anti-apartheid struggle. With her father imprisoned on
Robben Island, she endured years of harassment and intimidation by the apartheid regime, along
with her sister Zenani, and her mother Winnie, says the BBC's Vumani Mkhize.

Zindzi Mandela was the family member who read out Nelson Mandela's rejection of then-president
PW Botha's offer for conditional release from prison at a public meeting in February 1985.
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Through his foundation, Nobel peace laureate and former archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu
said that "speech in Soweto, on behalf of her father... reinvigorated the values and principles of the
struggle".

Ms Mandela "played a critical role symbolising the humanity and steadfastness of the anti-apartheid
struggle", he added.

Most recently, she was known for her vocal support for radical land reform in South Africa, our
correspondent says.

Only two of Nelson Mandela's six children are still alive: Zenani Dlamini, Zindzi's sister; and Pumla
Makaziwe Mandela, a daughter from his first marriage, to Evelyn Mase.