Zinzi Mandela, the daughter to the former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 59-years.
Before meeting her death in a hospital in the capital Johannesburg, Zinzi served as South Africa ambassador to Denmark.
Mourning her death was South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa who noted her death comes days before the country celebrates the birth of his great father Nelson Mandela.
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“I offer my deep condolences to the Mandela family as we mourn the passing of a fearless political activist who was a leader in her own right.
Our sadness is compounded by this loss being visited upon us just days before the world marks the birthday of the great Nelson Mandela.”
Ramaphosa continued by saying her struggle brought home hope during the fight against apartheid and determination to achieve freedom.
“Zindzi Mandela was a household name nationally and internationally, who during our years of struggle brought home the inhumanity of the apartheid system and the unshakeable resolve of our fight for freedom.
After our liberation she became an icon of the task we began of transforming our society and stepping into spaces and opportunities that had been denied to generations of South Africans.”