Africa is a home of great leaders. From strong black women to men. All of them have done something that people will remember them for. For example, South Africans remember Nelson Mandela for his struggle to stop the apartheid rule in South Africa. Zindzi Mandela dies at a hospital in Johannesburg.
During this time, white people denied black people their rights. Blacks were not to own lands or have white-collar jobs. As of today, black South Africans have equal rights just like the white Africans. Although, there are still a few cases of racism.
After the death of Nelson Mandela in 2013, his daughter, Zindzi Mandela, continued with her father’s struggle of liberation. Zindzi leading from the front showed great strength in women’s rule. People believe women cannot lead but through Zindzi’s works, we see that if women get opportunities, they can be better leaders than men.
Zindzi Mandela Hlongwane
Zindzi was born on 23rd December 1960 in Soweto. She was a South African diplomat who was SA’s ambassador to Denmark. Zindzi was daughter to Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela. She was the youngest daughter in the family. Zindzi Mandela could not finish her education until she went to Swaziland. Hlongwane was also a poet and she studied law where she achieved a BA way back in 1985.
The great woman got married more than once and had 4 children. They were Zoleka Mandela, Zondwa Mandela, Bambatha Mandela, and Zwelabo Mandela. Her 1st husband was called Zwelibanzi Hlongwane and 2nd was Molapo Motlhajwa who was a participant of the SANDF. There were reports that Hlongwane was to organize a match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. She wanted the boxing match to happen together with her daddy’s birthday.
However, the match did not take place and Duane Moody sued for a United States court to command that she pay over $4 million. Mandela’s daughter had a lot of other achievements just like her father. She was a co-founder of the Mandela Legacy Foundation and Managing Trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children Fund (NMCF)
Unfortunately, the woman died on 13th July 2020 in a South African hospital at the age of 59. The social media in South Africa was full of tributes to the great woman Zindzi who was an activist against the act of maladministration. Maladministration is the act of a government that people view it as causing injustices.
The scope of maladministration is big and may involve delay, incorrect action, failure to provide information, and failure to reply.
President Cyril Ramaphosa Praises Zindzi Mandela
“I offer my deep sympathies to the Mandela family as we mourn the death of a fearless political activist who was a leader in her own right. This loss compounds our grief visiting us just days before the globe celebrates the birthday of Nelson Mandela.”
After our liberation, she became an icon. An icon of the task we began of transforming our society and stepping into opportunities that had been denied to generations of South Africans.