Zoleka Mandela, granddaughter of South Africa’s first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela, has died of cancer at the age of 43.
A spokesperson said She passed away on Monday evening surrounded by friends and family.
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”.