Zindzi Mandela’s son Zondwa has confirmed that his mother tested positive for COVID-19.
Family was still waiting for further autopsy details to determine exact cause of death, he said.
Mandela, who served as South Africa’s Ambassador to Denmark, died on Monday at a Johannesburg hospital.
“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-related complications but simply that she tested positive for it,” Zondwa explained during an interview with the SABC.