Mandela Remains 'Critical But Stable' - Presidency


South Africa's government has issued a statement updating the world on Nelson Mandela's health following a visit by President Jacob Zuma. The former president's condition has been described by the Presidency as 'critical but stable.'

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Messages of support to Nelson Mandela outside his hospital in Pretoria.

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    SAPA, 3 July 2013

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  • South Africa:   Mandela's Condition 'Improving' - Medical Team

    SAnews.gov.za, 27 June 2013

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    SAPA, 27 June 2013

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  • South Africa:   President Zuma Cancels Visit to Mozambique

    SA Govt, 26 June 2013

    President Jacob Zuma visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital this evening 26 June 2013, around 22h00 and found him to be still in a critical condition. Read more »

Children walk past a mural of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, Wednesday, 26 June 2013. The anti-apartheid struggle icon is still in a critical condition in hospital.

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