Nelson Mandela’s Daughter Zindzi Mandela Dies At 59

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died.

South Africa‘s Broadcasting Corporation announced that she died at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday, July 13

Zindzi Mandela Dies At 59

Until her death, she was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.

Zindzi rose to international prominence in 1985, when the white minority government offered to release Nelson Mandela from prison if he denounced violence perpetrated by his movement, the Africa National Congress, against apartheid, the brutal system of racial discrimination enforced in South Africa at that time.

Zindzi Mandela read his letter rejecting the offer at a packed public meeting that was broadcast allover the world.

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