Zindiswa Mandela, also known as Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane has passed away this morning. She has died at the age of 59. Zindzi who was serving as the ambassador of South Africa to Denmark has died in a hospital in Johannesburg.
The cause of her death is not revealed yet. ANC representative Pule Mabe said that she left us too early. She still had a role to play in the transformation of our own society.
Zindzi still had a lot to do in the African National Congress (ANC). She had survived by her husband and her four children.
She was born in 1960 just a-year-and-a-half-before her father Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for the first time for anti-government activities.
Zindzi gained fame internationally in 1985 after reading her father Nelson Mandela’s letter which rejected a deal with the South African apartheid government.