Zoleka Mandela, granddaughter of South Africa’s first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela, has died of cancer at the age of 43.
She passed away on this evening surrounded by friends and family, a spokesperson said.
In recent years, Ms Mandela had become well known for detailing her cancer treatment.
She was also open about her history of drug addiction.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation said her work was inspirational.
It said that she raised awareness about cancer prevention as well as breaking down the stigma surrounding the disease.
Ms. Mandela also spoke honestly about her struggles with depression and the fact that she had been sexually abused as a child. END.