- 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
- Zondwa said that tests were being carried out to determine if this was the cause of her passing
New details have surfaced over the sudden passing of Zindziswa Mandela on Wednesday evening.
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 SA 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."
The fashion designer lamented her passing, telling Briefly.co.za that she was a carbon copy of her mother:
"Zindziswa - You were a carbon copy of your mother's struggles and pain. Our hearts are broken, you loved so deeply, so generously. Death has snatched another member of our family, a friend, sister, comrade and mother too soon and left a gaping chasm of pain in the wake of her passing. We shall always treasure fond memories of her as a feisty, fearless and proud freedom fighter in her own right."
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