NFP leader to visit Mandela in hospital

2013-07-09 09:05
A woman leaves flowers and balloons outside the Medi-Clinic Heart hospital in Pretoria where former president Nelson Mandela is hospitalised. (Filippo Monteforte, AFP)

A woman leaves flowers and balloons outside the Medi-Clinic Heart hospital in Pretoria where former president Nelson Mandela is hospitalised. (Filippo Monteforte, AFP)

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Johannesburg - National Freedom Party leader Zanele KaMagwaza Msibi is set to visit former president Nelson Mandela in hospital, the party said on Tuesday.

"Former president Nelson Mandela is the father of the nation and I am going there to wish him a speedy recovery on behalf of my political party," Msibi said in a statement.

"We pray that God keeps him for the next few years as the nation and the world still has a lot to learn from him."

Msibi will visit Mandela at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria later on Tuesday. She said the NFP hoped the Mandelas would resolve the ongoing family feud as soon as possible.

"We abhor the obvious conflict within his family at the time when his family needs to be united for his sake. We hope everything will be resolved before this internationally recognised icon bows down."

Mandela, 94, is being treated for a recurring lung infection.

According to the presidency, he is still "critical but stable". He has been in hospital since 8 June.

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