23 December 1960 – 13 July 2020
As we gear up to commemorate Mandela Day, to honour the life and achievements of Madiba, the PSCBC is saddened to hear of the passing of his youngest daughter Zindzi at the age of 59. She died in the early hours of this morning, public broadcaster SABC said.
She was serving as the South African ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death. Zindzi Mandela was Nelson Mandela's sixth child and his second with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, his second wife.
President Cyril Ramaphosa in a statement on twitter said Zindzi Mandela had "during our years of struggle brought home the inhumanity of the apartheid system and the unshakeable resolve of our fight for freedom". Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor said: "Zindzi will not only be remembered as a daughter of our struggle heroes, but as a struggle heroine in her own right."
The PSCBC offers it deepest condolences to the Mandela family as we mourn the passing of dynamic soul.
Hamba Kahle, Zindzi, go well. Rest in peace.