Zindzi Mandela has passed away. The daughter of the late Nelson and Winnie Mandela died at the age of 59.
Zindzi who was serving as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, died in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday morning.
As expected, many public figures and fans have taken to social media to offer their condolences to Zindzi Mandela’s family.
South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramphosa said: “Zindzi Mandela was a household name nationally and internationally, who during our years of struggle brought home the inhumanity of the apartheid system and the unshakeable resolve of our fight for freedom.”
I offer my deep condolences to the Mandela family as we mourn the passing of a fearless political activist who was a leader in her own right. Our sadness is compounded by this loss being visited upon us just days before the world marks the birthday of the great Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/RC0YQ6VEvf— Cyril Ramaphosa ?? #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) July 13, 2020
Basetsana Kumalo, Loyiso Bala, Lerato Mbele, Nandi Madida and many other Mzansi stars have all reacted to the news of Zindzi Mandela’s passing.
I’m deeply saddened by the passing of #ZindziMandela. uSis’ Zindzi was always loving and kind towards me and my entire family. My thoughts and prayers go out to the children (oontanga bam), the grandchildren, and all those who loved and admired her dearly. Lala ngoxolo Madlomo! pic.twitter.com/n5rji8wZuC— Loyiso Bala (@loyisomusic) July 13, 2020
Ambassador #Zindzi Mandela your parents have called you home. May you find eternal peace & rest. Even though you’re amongst the angels now, please don’t ever stop speaking your truth??? pic.twitter.com/OWyYvk1zsI— Lerato Mbele (@mbele_lnb) July 13, 2020
Life is so transient. Here now, just now, then gone! Reeling over the passing of Zindzi Mandela. She was so gracious in writing a quote for my new book. We always joked that I was her sister. Condolences to the entire family. RIPower #ZindziMandela pic.twitter.com/OEBSZQ2OJQ— Iman Rappetti (@imanrappetti) July 13, 2020
Zindzi Mandela was the youngest daughter of the late Nelson Mandela. She is survived by a husband and four children.
May her soul rest in peace.