Quiet outside Mandela hospital

2013-08-09 13:41
(Jerome Delay, AP)

(Jerome Delay, AP)

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Pretoria - There was little activity on a rainy Friday outside the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated.

Police were still manning both entrances of the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital and searching cars that entered through the Park Street entrance.

The Celliers Street entrance was cordoned-off by Tshwane metro police.

Mandela was spending his 63rd day in hospital. He was admitted on 8 June due to a recurring lung infection.

Last week, the presidency said the elder statesman was still in a critical but stable condition.

The wall outside the hospital was covered with hundreds of well-wishes, cards, posters, and flowers for Mandela.

On Wednesday, SA Council of Churches president, Bishop Joe Seoka told reporters that Mandela's wife Graca Machel had said Mandela was conscious and responsive.

 
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