- South Africa’s Department of International Relations has confirmed the death of Jindji Mandela
- When Jindji was just 18 months old, his father Nelson Mandela was sent to jail.
Jul 13, 2020, 8:39 pm is
Johannesburg. Jindji Mandela, the younger daughter of Nelson and Vinny Mandela, died on Monday morning. She was 59 years old. He breathed his last at a hospital in Johannesburg. She was currently the South African ambassador to Denmark. His death has been confirmed by South Africa’s Department of International Relations.
Jindji was a political activist and raised her voice against apartheid. In 2015 he was appointed as the Ambassador of Denmark. He has also written many poems and books.
Had to face many difficulties in childhood
Jindji had to face many difficulties as a child. Her father Nelson Mandela was sent to prison when she was just 18 months old. His mother was also sent to jail for several months. In 1977 his mother was exiled to Brandfort. She also came to Brandfort with her mother and completed her schooling here. She went to Swaziland for further studies. He did his law from University of Cape Town.
Jindji came to the headlines after reading father’s letter in 1985.
Jindji was a good speaker. He gave a speech several times for the rights of his parents. In 1985, South African President PW Botha placed a condition for bail in front of Nelson Mandela. He had asked Mandela to stop the movement for the rights of blacks. At that time Mandela responded by sending a letter from jail. This letter was read publicly by Jindji. After that she was in the news.