Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi Mandela tested positive for the COVID-19 before she died.
The deceased’s son, Zondwa Mandela made this known on Wednesday as the family await the autopsy report to clarify the cause of her death.
“There’s been a complete and full autopsy done on her passing, but obviously, such reports take time to come out. But there were other tests that were conducted and 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-19 related complications, but simply that she tested positive for it,” he said in an interview with South Africa’s broadcast station, SABC.
Zondwa also disclosed that she will be laid to rest on Friday morning.
Zindzi who died on Monday at the age of 59, was South African ambassador to Denmark.