World Cup Tragedy: Mandela Won't Show After Kin's Death

The former South African president's 13-year-old great-granddaughter was killed in a car crash.


Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela was killed in a car accident while leaving the World Cup kick-off concert celebration in Soweto. The driver of the car is alleged to have been drinking and driving and was arrested. A police spokesperson said that a case of probable vehicular homicide had been opened. A Mandela spokesperson says it is unlikely that Nelson Mandela, 91, will attend the World Cup opener between Mexico and South Africa today because he is in mourning. Zenani Mandela was just 13 years old.

For more details, read "Nelson Mandela's Great-Granddaughter Killed in Car Crash" on The Guardian Web site.