12th day in hospital for Mandela

2013-06-19 13:59

Pretoria - Former president Nelson Mandela's family arrived at the Pretoria hospital where the elderly statesman was spending a 12th day on Wednesday.

Mandela's daughter, South Africa's ambassador to Argentina, Zenani Mandela, arrived at the hospital with Madiba's grandchildren Zoleka and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway.

They were with Zaziwe's husband, American businessman, David Manaway.

The Mandelas drove past the security checkpoint along Park Street in a black SUV.

Mandela, 94, was hospitalised in the early hours of 8 June with a recurring lung infection. The presidency said he was in a "serious but stable" condition.

Several close relatives of the anti-apartheid icon had been visiting him daily.

On Tuesday, Mandela's ex-wife, ANC MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, was at the hospital. She and her daughter left the facility after 16:00 in a black Audi A5 with flashing blue police lights.

Fewer police officers were manning the hospital's entrances on Wednesday.

Three officers stationed at each entrance were screening all vehicles entering the Medi-Clinic Heart hospital.

The number of journalists, including technical and logistical staff, also dwindled compared to the hundreds that milled outside the hospital during Mandela's first few days at the facility.

Well-wishers had adorned the hospital's perimeter wall with get-well-soon cards, bouquets of flowers, balloons, sculptures, and flags.

  • IantheJ - 2013-06-19 14:08

    Black SUV today- fascinating!

      tracykruger007 - 2013-06-19 14:12

      Don't forget the Audi with flashing Police Lights !

      Elle Shakes Mpete - 2013-06-19 16:02

      is it really important to tell us about the cars they are driving?it is way out of line.what they are wearing will be next.u r taking ur eye on what is important.m totally irritated abt all this suv , audi what what.we want to hear how tata is doing finish

  • Rudi Hooligan Basson - 2013-06-19 14:13


      Loyd Simba Maphosa - 2013-06-19 14:30

      Get wel tata Madiba

  • Tumi Mokoena - 2013-06-19 14:25

    i guess next tym it will be a new Bugatti.#yawns

  • Benny Moitshepi Segeri - 2013-06-19 15:04

    govt mmmmmhhhmhhhmmm

  • Vivian Harris - 2013-06-19 15:08

    And it will be 13 days tomorrow....geez there no other news out there?

  • Lynette Hugo - 2013-06-19 15:08


  • Denelene Sederstroom - 2013-06-19 17:02

    What we must do is to ask God to forgive him for his sins,but not asking God to give him more days.sorry hallo.

  • Matlou Sylvia - 2013-06-19 18:10

    ohoo tatana MANDELA i wish him GOODLUCK

  • Jeremiah Majoko - 2013-06-19 18:28

    May Jesus Christ our lord heal you Tata in Jesus name

  • nicholus.nakanyane - 2013-06-19 18:34

    12th day?its like news 24 is waiting for something to happen..

  • Buhle Penelope Sibeko - 2013-06-20 18:01

    mina i thnk they should jst liv utata to rest in peace he's tired nw i min cum on he has lived enuf gv d old a break nw its enuf nw

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