Zuma thanks all for Mandela support, sets agenda for Mandela Day

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South African President Jacob Zuma Thursday visited ailing former President Nelson Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, and thereafter said he (Mandela) continues to receive the best medical care even though he remains in critic but stable condition.

PANA quotes the latest update on the health of Mandela by the country's presidency as saying President Zuma also thanked the nation and the international community for their continued support.

"We appreciate all the love and compassion. Madiba is receiving the best medical care from a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals who are at his bedside around the clock. He is well looked after." President Zuma said.

Looking ahead to Mandela's birthday on 18 July, the South African President called on all South Africans to volunteer 67 minutes of their time on the 'Nelson Mandela Day (18 July)' to help change their communities and South Africa for the better.

This year's event will take place under the theme of "Take action; inspire change; make every day a Mandela Day," with a focus on food security, shelter and literacy.

Mandela, who will be 95 on 18 July, has been on admission at the hospital since 8 June, for the treatment of a recurring lung infection.
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04 july 2013 13:41:27

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