Nelson Mandela’s daughter South African ambassador for two nations

Dlamini's position has expanded to represent SAfirca in Paraguay,next to Argentina.

Written by PTI | Asuncion,paraguay | Published: June 27, 2013 2:30 pm

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zenani Dlamini officially presented her diplomatic credentials to become her country’s ambassador to Paraguay,sources said.

With her father in grave health at home,Dlamini,a US-educated businesswoman and already South Africa’s envoy to Argentina,saw her position expanded to represent it as well in Paraguay,next to Argentina.

Dlamini yesterday presented her credentials to Foreign Minister Jose Felix Fernandez,diplomats said,noting that Fernandez voiced concern at her father’s condition and hailed him as a freedom fighter.

Her father,the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero,was on life support,unable to breathe on his own,an elder in the South African icon’s clan said yesterday,all but extinguishing hopes for his recovery.

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