South African President pays tribute to late Zindzi Mandela
Johannesburg: As tributes continued pouring in following the death of South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa said her passing was saddening. Zindzi died at age of 59 in a Johannesburg hospital after a short illness. She was Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela’s youngest daughter.
“Her spirit joins Tata Madiba and Mama Winnie in a reunion of leaders to whom we owe our freedom,” Mr Ramaphosa said on Monday. Mr Ramaphosa offered his condolences to the Mandela family and the rest of the diplomatic family. At the time of her death, Zindzi was designated to become South Africa’s Head of Mission in Monrovia, Liberia.