Mandela critical but stable: Zuma

By Drum Digital
27 August 2013

Former president Nelson Mandela remains in a stable but critical condition in hospita

l, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

He was speaking in Malaysia after receiving the Lifetime Award for Global Peace from the Mahathir Global Peace Foundation on behalf of Mandela.

"This award comes at an opportune moment," Zuma said.

"Former president Mandela is still in hospital receiving treatment and remains in a critical but stable condition."

Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection in the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria.

He was admitted on June 8 this year.

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