Zindzi Mandela was the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela has died aged 59.
Zindzi Mandela was ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.
“The 59-year-old daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of this morning,”.
“Zindzi will not only be remembered as a daughter of our struggle heroes, Tata Nelson, and Mama Winnie Mandela but as a struggle heroine in her own right. She served South Africa well,” Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations, said in a short statement Monday morning.
The department said it was still gathering information on the cause of Mandela’s death and expects to release a detailed statement later.