Heirs to the Madikizela-Mandela dynasty: A look at Nelson and Winnie Mandela's 2 daughters

Heirs to the Madikizela-Mandela dynasty: A look at Nelson and Winnie Mandela's 2 daughters

- Winnie and Nelson Mandela had 2 daughters

- They are Zindziswa and Zenani Mandela

- Both have served as South Africa's diplomats abroad

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Following the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, it is now up to her two daughters, Zindziswa and Zenani Mandela, to carry on her dynasty.

Winnie's daughters, whom she had with the late President Nelson Mandela, are both distinguished diplomats, Briefly.co.za gathered.

Zindziswa was born on 23 December, 1960. She was unable to complete her education following her mother's banishment to the Free State in 1977.

Winnie pictured with her second daughter, Zindziswa. Source: IOL

Winnie pictured with her second daughter, Zindziswa. Source: IOL

However, she eventually obtained a BA degree at the University of Cape Town in 1985.

She subsequently became stand-in First Lady of South Africa between 1996 and 1998 following her parents' divorce.

Zindziswa, popular known as Zindzi, is also a poet and has published an anthology titled Black as I am.

She has served as South Africa's Ambassador to Denmark since 2015. She has four children - Zoleka, Zondwa, Bambatha and Zwelabo, from her two marriages.

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Zenani pictured with the late President Nelson Mandela. Source: IOL

Zenani pictured with the late President Nelson Mandela. Source: IOL

Winnie first daughter is Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, who was born on 24 February, 1958. She studied at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa and Boston University.

She got married to Prince Thumbumuzi Dlamini of Swaziland in 1973. Together, they own a consultancy company, Mandela, Dlamini and Associates (International Business Consultants).

They also have four children - Zaziwe, Zamaswazi, Zinhle and Zozuko.

Zenani has also served as South Africa's Ambassador to Argentina, a position she was appointed to in 2012.

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According to IOL.co.za, not much is known about Winnie's assets and how they will be split.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed her claim to Nelson Mandela's home in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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