Nelson Mandela’s Daughters Learn News of His Death at London Premiere

Zindzi and Zenani Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s death touched a nation. While in London to attend the premiere of the Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, his daughters Zenani and Zindzi found out the news of his death during the screening. In an emotional judgement call, they asked to have the film continue uninterrupted while the two of them left the screening to attend to family matters. Zindzi was asked on the red carpet that evening about her father’s health to which she replied that he was “fine’ and he’s just a typical 95-year-old who is frail.”

Prince William later spoke to the press after the screening and stated, “It was extremely sad and upsetting news, We were just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.” As are ours.

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