Zille lays flowers, card for Mandela

2013-07-03 14:43
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Helen Zille places flowers for Mandela

DA leader Helen Zille visited the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where Nelson Mandela is being treated and placed flowers outside, on behalf of the DA. See the pictures.

Pretoria - Former president Nelson Mandela's family must be given the privacy to resolve their internal differences, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

"I would rather not comment on the issue. The family must be given the space to resolve it," she told reporters outside the Medi-Clinic Heart hospital in Pretoria.

Mandela was admitted to the hospital for a recurring lung infection on 8 June. He is in a critical but stable condition.

Zille said while she was in Pretoria she saw it fit to make a turn at the hospital where Mandela was being treated, to lay down flowers and wish him a speedy recovery.

"I could not drive past the hospital without doing anything. The DA supports the father of the nation, Nelson Mandela," she said.

Zille said wanted to come to the hospital once his condition had improved. She said Mandela had created a great legacy for himself in South Africa and around the world. The Mandela family would decide on his final resting place.

"Wherever his final place will be I hope the whole nation will embrace it."

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