12th day in hospital for Mandela

2013-06-19 13:59
Some of Nelson Mandela's family outside the hospital where he is being treated. (File, AP)

Some of Nelson Mandela's family outside the hospital where he is being treated. (File, AP)

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Young and old wish Mandela well

2013-06-19 08:19

Watch a group of elderly well-wishers arrive at the Pretoria hospital where former South African president Nelson Mandela was spending his 11th day on Tuesday.WATCH

Pretoria - Former president Nelson Mandela's family arrived at the Pretoria hospital where the elderly statesman was spending a 12th day on Wednesday.

Mandela's daughter, South Africa's ambassador to Argentina, Zenani Mandela, arrived at the hospital with Madiba's grandchildren Zoleka and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway.

They were with Zaziwe's husband, American businessman, David Manaway.

The Mandelas drove past the security checkpoint along Park Street in a black SUV.

Mandela, 94, was hospitalised in the early hours of 8 June with a recurring lung infection. The presidency said he was in a "serious but stable" condition.

Several close relatives of the anti-apartheid icon had been visiting him daily.

On Tuesday, Mandela's ex-wife, ANC MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, was at the hospital. She and her daughter left the facility after 16:00 in a black Audi A5 with flashing blue police lights.

Fewer police officers were manning the hospital's entrances on Wednesday.

Three officers stationed at each entrance were screening all vehicles entering the Medi-Clinic Heart hospital.

The number of journalists, including technical and logistical staff, also dwindled compared to the hundreds that milled outside the hospital during Mandela's first few days at the facility.

Well-wishers had adorned the hospital's perimeter wall with get-well-soon cards, bouquets of flowers, balloons, sculptures, and flags.

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