Southern Times Writer
Windhoek Namibian President Hage Geingob on Monday conveyed his condolence message to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Mandela family following the passing of political activist-Zindziswa Nobutho Mandela.
Zindziswa daughter of the late Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on Monday July 13, 2020 at the age of 59. She was a political activist and former Ambassador of South Africa to the Kingdom of Denmark.
In a statement, Geingob expressed his sadness over her death saying, “It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I have learnt of the passing of Comrade Zindziswa Nobutho Mandela today, 13 July 2020. 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, Comrade Winnie Mandela and her siblings constant harassment and intimidation from the Apartheid regime during the incarceration of her father, President Nelson Mandela.
Indeed, exemplifying a selfless nature, at an early age she chose to fight for the release of her father, Comrade Nelson Mandela and the freedom of the oppressed people of South Africa. Joining her fellow cadres in a heroic quest to end the oppression of black people, she fought courageously for a free and non-racial South Africa. We will remember her as a top cadre of the liberation movement. May her Soul Rest in Peace.”
Geingob offered his sincere condolences to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Government and the people of South Africa; the husband and children of Her Excellency, Zindziswa Mandela, including the entire Mandela and Hlongwane families.