Former President Nelson Mandela daughter, Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane has died.

Zindzi is the daughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. At the time of her passing, she was the ambassador to Denmark.

The 59-year-old passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday morning.

In 1985 her father was offered a conditional release by the South African President, P. W. Botha. Her father’s reply could not be delivered by her parents and Zindzi was chosen to read his refusal at a public meeting on 10 February 1985.

In the video below Zindzi Mandela reads her father’s letter:

In the video below is the announcement of Zindzi’s death: