“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, stated in a brief assertion Monday morning.
The division stated it was nonetheless gathering info on the trigger of Mandela’s loss of life and expects to launch an in depth assertion later.
Mandela, who was Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s youngest daughter, died early Monday morning at a Johannesburg hospital, in keeping with an announcement from the workplace of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The premier is “deeply saddened” by her loss of life, the assertion stated.
“I offer my deep condolences to the Mandela family as we mourn the passing of a fearless political activist who was a leader in her own right,” Ramaphosa stated within the assertion.
“Our sadness is compounded by this loss being visited upon us just days before the world marks the birthday of the great Nelson Mandela.”
The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation additionally launched an announcement mourning Mandela’s loss of life.
She was “regarded by many as a child of the nation,” the inspiration stated in an announcement, and her loss of life means “South Africa loses an important generational link connecting our divided history to the promise of better, more inclusive, tomorrows.”
A spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Foundation instructed CNN it’s at the moment consulting with the Mandela household earlier than it points its personal assertion.
The basis earlier posted that on the identical day in 1969, Nelson Mandela’s eldest son, Madiba Thembekile Mandela, died in a automotive crash.
A 3rd sibling, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, at the moment serves as South Africa’s ambassador to South Korea.
Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95.