In Memory Of: Beloved Stars We Lost This Year

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Zindzi Mandela

Daughter to South Africa’s Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Zindzi Mandela passed away in Johannesburg at the age of 59 years old in July. According to her son Zondwa Mandela, although Zindzi tested positive for the coronavirus on the day she died, “there were several other tests done and those tests will give us further information as to what could have led to her untimely death.”

In a home full of anti-apartheid activists, Zindzi made a name for herself within the movement as well. Zindzi served South Africa as its ambassador to Denmark. At the time of her passing, the country’s Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor said, “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.”

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