Nelson Mandela’s Daughter, Zindzi Dies at 59

Zindzi, the daughter of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icons Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died.

Zindzi with her dad.

At the time of her passing, she was the ambassador to Denmark.

Zindzi in 1985 reading her father’s refusal speech of then President Botha’s conditional release offer.

The 59-year-old passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday morning.

Young Zindzi.

In 1985, her father was offered a conditional release by the South African President, P. W. Botha.

Her mum, Winnie Mandela.

Her father’s reply could not be delivered by her parents and Zindzi was chosen to read his refusal at a public meeting on 10 February 1985.

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