South Africa’s Ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela died suddenly in Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of Monday.

Details surrounding the death of the daughter of former President Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s daughter are still sketchy.

The Department of International Relations on Monday confirmed the death of Mandela.

The 59-year-old was a political activist and was among those who fought the oppressive apartheid regime.