Zenani Mandela dies in a car accident. The thirteen year old great granddaughter of former South African Leader Nelson Mandela passed away as a result of a car accident on June 11, 2010. Zenani was the granddaughter of Mr. Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi. Mr. Mandela cancelled a scheduled appearance at the opening day festivities of the World Cup as his family mourns the horrific loss. Mr. Mandela's former wife, Winnie Madikizela Mandela was hospitalized briefly for shock resulting from Zenani's death as a Mandela family spokesperson reported to the South African Press Association.
Details of the accident are vague. Initial reports indicate a drunk driver struck Zenani after losing control of his vehicle. Police spokeswoman Edna Mamonyane reported that a vehicle driven by a male "collided with a barricade."
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