- Zindziswa 'Zindzi' Mandela, daughter to the former president of South Africa, has passed away at the age of 59
- The Nelson Mandela Foundation made the confirmation of the late former president's daughter's death on Monday, July 13
- Zindzi's death has thrown the political fraternity of South Africa and lovers of the former president into mourning
Zindziswa 'Zindzi' Mandela, daughter to the former South African president Nelson, has passed away at the age of 59, according to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The daughter of struggle veterans, Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, served as a South African ambassador to Denmark.
Mandela leaves behind four children and her husband, Zindzi, was a political activist who helped fight the oppressive apartheid regime.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Covid-19 took a fatality swipe at the country as three prominent Nigerians were reported to have died on Sunday, July 5, as a result of coronavirus complications.
The three victims are Professor Godwin Achinge, J. Shalanga, and Chief Jide Odekunle who is the immediate past general manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA).
Achinge, who is the vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on Covid-19, died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos where he was receiving treatment.
A deputy vice-chancellor of Benue State University, Makurdi, Achinge's Covid-19 status was confirmed by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state hours before his death.
Shalanga, on the other hands, is the state supervisor of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Zamfara, supervising the spread and control of the virus in the state.
His death was confirmed by Zamfara state commissioner of health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma, who said the NCDC supervisor fell sick and was rushed to Yariman Bakura Specialist hospital Gusau for treatment. He died on the way.
Meanwhile, Odekunle died on Sunday at the age of 53 at the Onikan isolation centre in Lagos state. He was until his death the Bobagunwa of Egbaland.
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