Zindzi Mandela Died On The Anniversary Of Her Brother’s Death

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president died same day with her elder brother, 51 years apart.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The eldest son of Nelson Mandela, Madiba Thembekile, a.k.a Thembi died in a car accident on 13 July 1969, when Mandela was serving life in jail.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Thembekile was 24 years old at the time, having been born on 23 February 1945.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Zindzi, former ambassador to Denmark also died in the early hours of 13 July in Johannesburg. She was 59 years-old.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The amazing coincidence was shared by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in a tweet Monday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

To compound the July conundrum, Nelson Mandela was born 18 July 1918.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela, rose to international prominence when she read out Nelson Mandela’s rejection of then-president P.W. Botha’s offer of a conditional release from prison in 1985.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The Mandela Legacy Foundation, speaking on behalf of the family, said memorial and funeral arrangements for Zindzi would be announced in the course of the week.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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