Nelson Mandela's daughter dies at 59

Nelson Mandela's daughter dies at 59

Posted on 07/14/2020

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Zindzi Mandela, South Africa's ambassador to Denmark and daughter of anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59.

This is according to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation Monday.

The department said it is still gathering information on the cause of Mandela's death and expects to release a detailed statement later.

Zindzi Mandela died early Monday morning at Johannesburg Hospital in South Africa according to officials.

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said she was regarded by many as "a child of the nation."

And that her death means South Africa loses an important generational link connecting its divided history to "the promise of better, more inclusive, tomorrows."

The Nelson Mandela foundation posted earlier that on the same day in 1969, Nelson Mandela's eldest son died in a car crash.

Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95.

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