Mandela’s Great Grandson Dies

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June 28, 2011 | 7:40am EST

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is mourning the loss of another close family member – his newborn great grandson has passed away.
Baby Zenawe Mandela was born three months premature and failed to survive following his birth on Thursday.

A statement reads, “Little Zenawe was born three months prematurely and died from related complications.”

The news comes just a year after Mandela’s teenage great-granddaughter Zenani was killed in a car crash on her way back from the soccer World Cup tournament’s launch concert in Johannesburg.

Mandela’s granddaughter Zoleka Seakamela-Mandela was mother to both children.