Zindzi Mandela, daughter of South Africa's former President, Nelson Mandela, and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died, a report in which BBC quoted SABC has said.

She died in Johannesburg on Monday morning aged 59.

The death has been confirmed by a family source.

  Zindzi and Nelson Mandela

Zindzi was South Africa's ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death. 

The cause of her death was not immediately revealed.

"The 59-year-old daughter of former President Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of this morning," said SABC.

She was Mandela's sixth child and his second with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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