Balloons, flowers, flags for Madiba

2013-07-14 14:00
Men take a photo in front of a wall covered with tributes for former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. (Stephane De Sakutin, AFP)

Men take a photo in front of a wall covered with tributes for former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. (Stephane De Sakutin, AFP)

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Pretoria - Colourful balloons, flower baskets, and South African flags were among the items left outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where former president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition after more than a month at the facility.

People continued to visit the Celliers Street wall on Sunday, and posed for pictures in front of it.

The shrine of messages continued to grow, with organisations also adding their words of support. One get well poster was from the Pretoria Magistrate's Court and another from the University of the Free State.

White media marquees lined the street, and journalists took shelter from the heat while keeping a close watch. Police continued to monitor the hospital entrance.

Sunday marked Mandela's 37th day in hospital. He was admitted on 8 June with a recurring lung infection.

The Presidency said last week that he remained in a critical but stable condition.

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