Zindzi Mandela South Africa’s youngest daughter of first black president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid leader Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died at age 59 years.
She died in the early hours of Monday morning in a hospital in Johannesburg, public broadcaster SABC said though the cause of her death was not revealed immediately.
Zindzi Mandela was the sixth child of Nelson Mandela and second with his second wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and at the time of her death she served as South African ambassador to Denmark.
Zindzi Mandela at a public meeting in February 1985 read Nelson Mandela ‘s rejection of former President PW Botha ‘s offer for conditional release from prison.
She was known most recently for her vocal support for radical land reform in South Africa.
Zindzi Mandela grew up in the height of the anti-apartheid struggle with her father imprisoned on Robben Island she endured years of harassment and intimidation by the apartheid regime along with her sister Zenani and her mother Winnie Mandela.