Mandela 'remains in critical but stable condition'

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in ''critical but stable'' condition Tuesday, more than one month after he was taken to a Pretoria hospital for a recurring lung infection, the country's presidency said.

In its latest update on the health of the global icon and anti-apartheid activist, posted on the presidency's official website Tuesday, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said President Jacob Zuma thanked the public for ongoing support and prayers.

"We thank the public for the dignified gatherings outside the hospital. Many groupings and individuals have gathered in dignity, respecting the privacy of Madiba, other patients, their families or the hospital personnel.

''The prayer services around the country are also appreciated. We thank the international community as well for ongoing messages of support to Madiba and his family," President Zuma was quoted as saying.

Mandela, who will be 95 on 18 July, was taken to the hospital 8 June, and has remained there since then.
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09 july 2013 13:30:04




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