Zindziswa (Zindzi) Nobutho Mandela, second daughter of African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela and his second wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born in a year of turmoil, during which the ANC was banned and Umkhonto we Sizwe formed. Her parents were always on the run from the police. In 1977 Winnie Mandela was banned to Brandfort in the Orange Free State for eight years. Zindzi accompanied her mother. This experience deprived her of an opportunity to meet with her friends and also interrupted her academic life until she was sent to neighbouring Swaziland to finish her school education. On completion she embarked on a law degree at the University of Cape Town.
Zindzi Mandela is born
Friday, 23 December 1960
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