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Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi tested positive for Coronavirus before she died, son reveals

Mandela's daughter, Zindzi tested positive for Coronavirus before she died, son reveals

 

Nelson Mandela’s late daughter, Zindzi Mandela, tested positive for Coronavirus the day she died, her son, Zondwa has revealed.

Zondwa Mandela announced the outcome of his Mother’s COVID-19 screening but didn’t state if it was what caused her death on Monday, July 13.

Speaking with South Africa’s public broadcaster, SABC, Zondwa stated:  ‘My mother did in fact test positive for Covid-19 on the day of her passing.

“Although, this doesn’t, therefore, mean that she died of COVID-19 related complications, but simply that she tested positive for it.

“Simply by the virtue that there was a positive test, we are therefore obligated to function and work within the framework of the existing regulation related to such cases”.

Zindzi, first daughter of Winnie, second wife of South African anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, died on Monday morning at a Johannesburg hospital.

The 59-year-old, who rose to international prominence when she read out Mandela’s rejection of then apartheid President Piether.W. Botha’s offer for freedom in 1985, served as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark.

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