Daughter of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela dies at 59 – Reports

Zindzi Mandela (Pix source: sabcnews.com)

MOSCOW, July 13 — Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) report.

In this Oct. 1992, file photo, the late Nelson Mandela, center, holds the hand of his daughter, Zindzi, at her marriage in Johannesburg (Photo credit: Economic Times Online)

According to SABC, Zindzi died in the early hours of Monday in a hospital in Johannesburg.

Zindzi was the youngest of Nelson Mandela’s three daughters. At the time of her passing, she was serving as the South African ambassador to Denmark.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.