President Hage Geingob yesterday expressed condolences to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa following the passing of Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid icons Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation reported yesterday that Mandela died aged 59 at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday.
She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.
“It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I have learnt of the passing away of Comrade Mandela today,” Geingob said.
“In her illustrious political career, Comrade Zindzi Mandela had acquired a stellar reputation and will always be remembered as a top cadre and anti-apartheid activist who endured alongside her mother and siblings constant harassment and intimidation from the apartheid regime during the incarceration of her father.” Geingob said exemplifying a selfless nature, at an early age, Zindzi chose to dedicate her life to her father’s struggle for the liberation and the people of South Africa.
“Joining her fellow cadres in a heroic quest to end the oppression of black people in South Africa, she fought courageously so that today, we all can truly be free. We will remember her as a top cadre of the liberation movement. May her soul rest in peace,” said the head of state.
“During this difficult period of bereavement, I offer my condolences to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the South African government and people, the husband and children of Her Excellency, Zindziswa Mandela, including the entire Mandela and Hlongwane families,” Geingob