Jacob Zuma to visit Mandela ‘as soon as diary allows’

2013-06-12 08:43

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Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela’s condition remained unchanged at “serious but stable”.

Mandela, who is spending his fifth day in hospital for a recurring lung infection, continued to receive close care from doctors, presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj told SAFM radio this morning.

President Jacob Zuma also plans to visit the 94-year-old global statesman, Maharaj said.

“President Zuma will be visiting him as soon as his diary allows,” he said.

Mandela was admitted in the early hours of Saturday with a recurring lung infection. The hospital stay is his fourth since December, and there is a growing realisation among South Africans that they will one day have to say goodbye to the father of the Rainbow Nation that Mandela tried to forge from the ashes of apartheid.

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