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Mandela's Great-Granddaughter Killed After World Cup Concert

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While coming home from a concert on the eve of the World Cup in Soweto, Nelson Mandela's 13-year-old great-granddaughter Zenani was killed in a car accident.

South African President, Jacob Zuma, said:

"The nation shares your loss and mourns with you, especially on the day on which our dreams and hopes come alive in the opening of the first FIFA World Cup on African soil."

Mandela was expected to make an appearance at the opening ceremony on Friday, but due to circumstances, he will be staying at home with his family.

His foundation stated, "We are sure that South Africans and people all over the world will stand in solidarity with Mr. Mandela and his family in the aftermath of this tragedy." Mandela "will be there with you in spirit today."


[Image via AP Images.]

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23 comments to “Mandela's Great-Granddaughter Killed After World Cup Concert”

  1. 1

    You are late again fatso…

  2. 2

    Sad, yes. One other thing that's sad - Sweden didn't qualify.
    Anyway my thoughts is with the fam.

  3. 3

    i believe it was a motorbike accident not car.

  4. 4

    Check out today’s NY Post to see Fatboy's Precious and “Classy” CaCa at Mets game on Thursday.

  5. 5

    So far today you haven't had one gossip item, just cutting and pasting of late news reports.

  6. 6

    :( rest in peace

  7. 7

    Sad indeed, old news yes Mario, last death at the World Cup no, the security is pitiful and no idea why they had the world cup in S. Africa one of the worst human trafficing places in the world….its like you're handing them the kids!

  8. 8

    Very sad.
    Soccer kills.
    Ban soccer now.

  9. 9

    That's so sad.

  10. 10

    Re: AvaLovesAbs – Yes, the child trafficking is high at the moment in SA, because all the overseas soccer supporters visiting the country, and demand is high. Very sad, but very true

  11. 11

    Re: luvstotango

    This is just stupid !
    What does a car accident have to do with soccer ?

  12. Sass6 says – reply to this


    SA may not be the safest place but it's one of the most beautiful countries in the world…I'm soooo proud to be South African…the country is changing, u blame the white folks for what has happened…they always try and claim what is not theirs…

  13. 13

    Re: AvaLovesAbs – Yes…that's true. What is also true is that most children are "sold" not for cheap labour, but to satisfy the perverse sexual appetites of men. Yes. MEN. So in the same vein that you are bashing South Africa, should I continue by stereotyping ALL men, claiming them to be violent (check the "gender" on the majority of arrest records), criminal (check the jails) pedophiles? (check the sex offender list).

  14. 14

    :( I heard about this! R.I.P.!

  15. 15


  16. 16

    Re: AvaLovesAbs – Check your facts. South Africa is not one of the "worst human trafficking places in the world" and the security is not "pitiful".

    Re: hajj_3 – It was a car accident, not motorbike. She was with her great-grandmother, Winnie Mandela.

  17. Sam90 says – reply to this


    i am so sorry for you mister Mandela the legend :(

  18. 18

    He still has six great grandchildren. That's a bounty.

  19. 19

    That is really sad. This poor man has had the worse life.

  20. 20

    how horrible!!!! poor him

  21. 21

    So sad. This man has gone through so much pain his life.

  22. 22

    I was so happy this morning because of the World Cup, but this news really made sad. And it wasn't a random concert, it was the world cup opening concert she was returning from, I don't know why, but I think that this makes it even sadder.

  23. 23

    Aww that is horrible. I wish her family all the best.