The daughter of South Africa former President, Nelson Mandela, Zindzi Mandela, tested positive for COronavirus before her death.
The son of the deceased, Zondwa Mandela, while speaking with South Africa public broadcast station, SABC, revealed this on Thursday, he, however, did not reveal if it was the cause of her death.
Zondwa said, “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.”
“Simply by the virtue that there was a positive test, we are, therefore, obligated to function and work within the framework of the existing regulation related to such cases.”
Recall that Zindzi, the daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, died on Monday morning at a Johannesburg hospital.
The 59-year-old, before her death, was the South African Ambassador to Denmark.