Naledi Pandor mourns the passing of Ambassador Zindzi Mandela

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She passed away in Joburg on Sunday night.


International relations minister Naledi Pandor has reacted with shock at the news of the passing on of SA’s ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela.

Mandela passed away at the Morningside Clinic in Sandton Sunday 12 July 2020.

Pandor said her department is still busy gathering information regarding her passing and will be able to put out a detailed statement at a later stage.

Social media was abuzz with news of her death and an outpouring of grief as South Africans woke up to the news early Monday morning.

Zindzi was the last born child of former President Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Pandor expressed condolences on behalf of her department to the Mandela family, friends and colleagues.

“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.

“May her soul rest in peace,” said Pandor

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