Following the passing of Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who died at age 59, condolences are continuing to pour into South Africa’s most loved family.
Zindzi died in a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday morning, according to South Africa’s Public Broadcaster – The SABC.
Zindzi Mandela Biography
Zindzi Mandela was born on 23 December 1960 in Soweto. In the same year, the African Nationa Congress (ANC) launched its armed wing. Her parents were wanted by the government, by the time her father was sent to prison Zindzi was 18 months old. During her youth, Zindzi was often left in the care of her older sister Zenani Mandela when her mother was sent to prison for months at a time.
She was an activist by heart from a very young age, and was recently bashed for her views on “Apartheid Apologists”. The fallen Mandela’s daughter was serving as ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death, as a matter of coincidence, she is the second of Mandela’s children to meet death on the date (13 – July). In 1969 on the very same date Nelson Mandela’s Eldest son, Thembekile Mandela died in a car accident while his father was serving a life sentence on Robben Island.
Zindzi Mandela was Nelson Mandela’s sixth child and his second with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, his second wife.
The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement Zindzi Mandela had during our years of struggle brought home the inhumanity of the apartheid system and the unshakeable resolve of our fight for freedom.
“I offer my deep condolences to the Mandela family as we mourn the passing of a fearless political activist who was a leader in her own right. Our sadness is compounded by this loss being visited upon us just days before the world marks the birthday of the great Nelson Mandela” pic.twitter.com/RC0YQ6VEvf
— Cyril Ramaphosa #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) July 13, 2020
Political Leaders and other influential people have taken to Social Media their condolences.
Her passing comes just a few days before South Africa and the world celebrates the International Mandela Day on the 18th of July.
Read about her on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zindzi_Mandela
Yawovi Agboyibo former Togo Prime Minister dies at age 76
Yawovi Agboyibo was a former Togo Prime Minister and was the National President of the Action Committee for Renewal dies at age 76 on Saturday May 30, 2020 in France (Paris).
Yawovi Agboyibo Biography
born in 1943 was a Prime Minister of Togo from 2006 to 2007, he was a politician and was a key figure in Togolese politics. He was the national president of the political party (CAR). Yawovi was a lawyer by profession and human activist. Yawovi played an important role in the democratization process in Togo.
According to the sources in Togo Yawovi Agboyibo died from pulmonary disease, he was in France for a few months for checkups as he was ill since the last few months. EMEA TRIBUNE has tried to contact the family but unfortunately couldn’t get in touch with them. A news agency in https://afreepress.tg/ has confirmed.
Augustine Mahiga Tanzanian Minister dies at age 74
Augustine Philip Mahiga Tanzanian Minister born 28 August 1945 has died today on 1st May 2020 in Dodoma after a short illness, he was 74 years old.
Augustine Mahiga was a Tanzanian Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, president Magufuli has announced the death of Mahiga.
According to reports, the minister died while being taken to medical facilities from his Dodoma home.
Details of the sudden death of the former UN special envoy to Somalia are still unknown.
President Magufuli praised the Minister as a dedicated hard worker who has diligently served in various senior positions at home and abroad.
Immediately after the news, including the German embassies in the United Nations, Somalia, and Tanzania, thousands of people from around the world sent their condolences.
In December 2015, he was nominated as a Member of Parliament by President John Magufuli and thereafter appointed to the Cabinet as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
We join the country in mourning the loss of Balozi Augustine Mahiga.
— United Nations TZ (@UnitedNationsTZ) May 1, 2020
It is with deep regret that we learned the passing away of #Tanzania's Constitutional and Legal Affairs Minister, Dr. Augustine Mahiga. He was also the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation. May his Soul rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/e9kuIb1ACe
— Tanzania Embassy in Germany (@TZinGermany) May 1, 2020
Truly saddened by the passing of Dr Augustine Mahiga (TZ’s former Foreign Affairs Min.)- a prolific orator and Diplomat. I met him at the Ug Independence celebrations in Dar in 2017 where he spoke fondly of UG-TZ relations.
— Sheila Nduhukire 🇺🇬 (@Snduhukire) May 1, 2020
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