South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark and daughter of former president Nelson Mandela, Zindzi Mandela is dead.
Daughter to Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Zindzi died on Sunday night. Her family has confirmed the death according to South African local media.
Zindzi, 59, died in a Johannesburg hospital. The reason for her death is still unclear but the Mandela family will issue a statement at midday on Monday.
Zindzi was married twice and leaves behind four children: Zoleka, Zondwa, Bambatha and Zwelabo.
After her father was elected president, Zindzi was chosen to accompany him to his inauguration and became the stand-in First Lady of South Africa until her father remarried, according to Wikipedia.