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The son of South Africa’s Ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela has confirmed that his mother had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to her sudden death earlier in the week.

The diplomat who was the youngest daughter of famous anti-apartheid activists Winnie and Nelson Mandela passed on at the age of 59 at a Johannesburg hospital on Monday.

Her son and family spokesperson Zondwa Mandela confirmed to the network that his mother had undergone a COVID-19 test on the day of her passing.

He revealed that the results returned positive. However, the novel virus has not been confirmed as the cause of death, and the family is still awaiting autopsy results.

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