President Cyril Ramaphosa has actually thanked the Mandela household “for the extremely crucial gesture” of showing the nation that Zindzi Mandela- Hlongwane had tested positive for Covid-19
Paying homage on Thursday night to the country’s ambassador to Denmark and a “woman who defended flexibility”, the daughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, throughout a virtual funeral hosted by the ANC Women’s League, he felt this helped to resolve the preconception attached to the coronavirus, “assisting to motivate social acceptance for sufferers”.
He considered it a “last act of uniformity in the life of a lady who dedicated her life to the cause of her fellow South Africans”, whose “tradition will live on in our hearts and minds”.
Her child Zondwa verified that she had evaluated positive for Covid-19 on the day of her passing, “although this doesn’t for that reason indicate that she died of Covid-related issues however simply that she checked positive for it”, he said. The post-mortem is waited for.
Born in 1960 and growing up in the “harshest conditions”, Zindzi died on Monday in a Johannesburg healthcare facility, dying on the anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela’s first-born boy Thembekile 51 years back. Zindzi will be put to rest on Friday in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, next to her mom.
She consistently called for a shift of mindset on the part of all South Africans to be conscious of the predicament of the disadvantaged and to play their part building a society in which all people are free from want and appetite.
We draw numerous lessons from her life.
— Cyril Ramaphosa #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa).
July 16, 2020
” Simply yesterday, we received the news that Zindzi too had actually tested favorable for the infection. I wish to thank the Mandela household for the extremely important gesture of sharing this information with the country,” said Ramaphosa in his homage on this “tragic, unfortunate” loss.
” This is an infection that impacts us all and there ought to never ever be any preconception around people who end up being contaminated. In doing so, you’re assisting to encourage social approval for victims.
” At such a time, what we need most in our lives is to reveal love and to reveal care. This gesture is the last act of uniformity in the life of a female who committed her life to the reason for her fellow South Africans.
” Zindzi has departed this life however her legacy will survive on in our minds and in our hearts.”
” Propelled into a life of resistance”, Ramaphosa acknowledged that one of the things Zindzi will be kept in mind for was when she gave a speech on behalf of her father in 1985, where he rejected the apartheid federal government of PW Botha’s offer of a conditional release from prison.
” It was at this very moment that Zindzi’s nerve, bravery and management talents were shown for all to see,” stated Ramaphosa.
” She captured the hearts and the minds of all freedom-loving South Africans as the message was broadcast to the world. Through her reading of Madiba’s letter, the expression and her defiant posture sparked individuals of our country.
” As a girls, she motivated our people to go on with the battle against the oppressors. She literally fired up all us– not only those people who were in that stadium, but she fired up the whole country.”