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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    South African Press Association, 3 July 2013

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  • South Africa:  President Zuma Cancels Visit to Mozambique

    South African Government, 26 June 2013

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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.