Makaziwe visits Mandela in hospital

2013-07-24 13:07
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Pretoria - Ailing former president Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe Mandela arrived at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, in Pretoria, on Wednesday morning.

She entered through the hospital's Park street entrance at 10:04 without being searched.

Shortly after her arrival, a group of traditional leaders from the North West arrived to deliver messages of support and a bucket of flowers.

Kgosi Madoda Zibi, chairperson of the house of North West traditional leaders, said they hoped to convey a message to the Mandela family.

"We have been mandated by the North West traditional leaders to come and express our well-wishes," Zibi said.

"We just want to thank him for his contribution to the liberation of his country."

Zibi and his delegation were told to place the flowers and a card at the wall outside the facility's Celliers Street entrance, where messages of support had been left over the 47 days Mandela had spent in the hospital.

He was admitted on 8 June with a recurring lung infection.

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