Zindzi Mandela, Daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Dies at Age 59

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Zindzi Mandela attends the premiere of The Weinstein Company’s “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” at ArcLight Cinemas on November 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of the legendary South African leader and icon, Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died, according to officials. No official details have been offered about the cause of death other that she died in a Johannesburg hospital on Sunday night.

Zindzi was serving as a South African politician who was serving as her country’s ambassador to Denmark. Zindzi was married twice and had four children: Zoleka Mandela, Zondwa Mandela, Bambatha Mandela, and Zwelabo Mandela. Her first husband was Zwelibanzi Hlongwane. She married her second husband, Molapo Motlhajwa, who was a member of the South African National Defence Force, in March 2013. She was 59 at the time her death. We wish her family, friends, and loved ones our sincere condolences.


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