Son confirms Zindzi Mandela tested positive for Covid-19


"She was a person that connected the family to its cultural roots, she was a person who loved, she had a great amount of friends and we want to continue to celebrate that happy side and incredible side of her".

The daughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie-Madikizela-Mandela died on Monday just days before her father's birthday.

Zindzi was buried next to her mother - who died two years ago - at a cemetery in Fourways, a northern suburb of Johannesburg.

"We are happy to have given her a attractive and celebratory send off".

Zindzi Mandela's son Zondwa confirmed on Wednesday evening that his mother tested positive for COVID-19 on the day of her passing, but added that other tests have also been done and that the family is still waiting for the autopsy report to clarify her exact cause of death. It remains unclear whether or not the virus wreaking havoc on South Africa and the world is what ultimately claimed Zindzi's life.

She died in a Johannesburg hospital earlier this week at the age of 59.

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TimesLIVE reported on Tuesday that Mandla Mandela had penned a moving farewell to Zindzi.

The foundation's chief executive, Sello Hatang, said: "I feel paralysed today".

"We are shattered. We are in disbelief but there is nothing we can do".

"Zindzi has departed this life but her legacy will live on in our minds and in our hearts."

African National Congress (ANC) senior member Jeff Radebe represented the party at the ceremony.

In 1985, Mandela delivered an iconic speech on behalf of her father, addressed to then-President PW Botha, who had offered to release her father only if he obliged to a number of conditions. The renowned ambassador and anti-apartheid activist is the daughter of the late Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. "It is a sad day". "When they threatened to fire her, I was like you can't threaten Zindzi Mandela", he said.