Mandela's health stable, doctors work to effect further improvement

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The health of former South Africa's President Nelson Mandela remains critical but stable, as doctors continue to work hard to "effect a turnaround and a further improvement in his health", the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.

The statement said, however, that the condition of the 95-year-old global icon sometimes became unstable, but that ''he tends to stabilise as a result of medical intervention".

It quoted doctors as saying that the former President had demonstrated "great resilience".

"President Jacob Zuma urges South Africans to continue praying for Madiba and to keep him in their thoughts at all times," said the statement, signed by presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.

Since 8 June, Mandela has been receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria.
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24 august 2013 16:17:28




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