Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela tested positive for Coronavirus the day she died.
Her son, Zondwa Mandela confirmed her diagnosis but didn’t state if it was what caused her death on Monday, July 13.
Speaking with South Africa’s public broadcaster, SABC, 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.
He added: ‘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.’
Zindzi, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, died on Monday morning at a Johannesburg hospital.