London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell paid a video tribute to Nelson Mandela’s great granddaughter, Zenani, at her funeral.
The catwalk queen recorded a touching video message to honour Zenani, who died a day after her 13th birthday in a car accident.
Nelson Mandela along with his ex-wife Winnie turned out for the youngster`s funeral service in Johannesburg followed by a private burial service.
Many relatives gave readings at the moving service and Campbell’s specially recorded message was played to the chapel congregation at St Stithian`s College.
Campbell, who became close to Mandela in the 1990s, recalled memories of playing with Zenani, whom she considered like a god-daughter.
“I was truly blessed to have been able to say that we walked and laughed and got to play dress-up. She will remain in my heart forever,” the Daily Express quoted her as saying.