Nelson Mandela's Daughter, Zindzi Tested Positive For Covid-19 Before She Died

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Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, tested positive for coronavirus the day she died.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Her son Zondwa Mandela today revealed his mother did have the disease - but it may not be what caused her death aged 59 in Johannesburg on Monday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Zindzi is the world’s highest profile victim of coronavirus, which has killed more than 4,400 people in South Africa alone.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Her son Zondwa Mandela told state broadcaster SABC: 'My mother did in fact test positive for Covid-19 on the day of her passing.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

'Although, this doesn't therefore mean that she died of Covid-related complications, but simply that she tested positive for it.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He added: 'Simply by the virtue that there was a positive test, we are therefore obligated to function and work within the framework of the existing regulation related to such cases.'

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, died on Monday morning in hospital. 

Zindzi rose to international prominence when she read out Nelson Mandela's rejection of then-president P.W. Botha's offer for freedom in 1985.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

She read his letter rejecting the offer at a packed public meeting which was broadcast around the world.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The 59-year-old was serving as South Africa's ambassador to Denmark.(Wapbaze_Copyright)


Zindizi and her father, Nelson Mandela on her wedding day. [Both are late now]


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