- New details have emerged over the death of Zindziswa Mandela, the late Nelson Mandela's youngest daughter
- Zondwa, her son, confirmed that Zindzi had tested positive for COVID-19 before her death
- According to Zondwa, tests were being carried out to determine if this was the cause of her passing
New details have surfaced on the evening of Wednesday, July 15, over the sudden passing of Zindziswa Mandela.
Her 35-year-old son Zondwa revealed that his mother had tested positive for Covid-19 at the time of her death.
In an interview with SABC, Zondwa confirmed that his mother had contracted the virus, but said that the family was still awaiting the results of her post mortem exam.
It remains unclear whether or not the virus plaguing the country is what ultimately claimed the SA ambassador to Denmark's life.
Zondwa explained that, although his mother had tested positive, it did not provide clarity over her death:
"There were other tests that were conducted and 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-related complications but simply that she tested positive for it. Several other tests have been done and those tests will give us further information as to what could have led to her untimely death."
Zindziswa 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.
Legit.ng previously reported that on July 13, 1969, Thembekile "Thembi" Mandela died in a car accident.
Thembi was the son of late former president Nelson Mandela and his wife, Evelyn Mase.
Madiba was serving a life sentence at Robben Island at the time of his son's death and he was not allowed to attend Thembi's funeral.
Authorities of the previous regime even denied Mandela details surrounding his son's accident.
Mandela was filled with anguish over not being allowed to attend the funeral or know what exactly happened to his son.
Life does have strange coincidences. On the exact same date, 51 years apart, another one of Mandela's children passed away.
Thembekile died on the exact same date as his step-sister, Zindzi Mandela.