Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, tested positive for COVID-19 on the day of her death.
She died in a Johannesburg hospital earlier this week at the age of 59.
Zindzi’s son, Zondwa Mandela told public broadcaster SABC that it was unclear if the virus caused her death.
The family is waiting for the autopsy report.
“Simply by the virtue that there was a positive test, we are therefore obligated to function and work within the framework of the existing regulation related to such cases,” he said.
He said his mother would be buried on Friday morning.