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Little movement outside Mandela hospital

2013-07-07 12:51

Pretoria - There was little movement on Sunday morning outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated.

Passersby took cellphone pictures and read messages supporting the ailing statesman.

In a hand-made card, Minewa Hu from Toronto in Canada said the world was indebted to Mandela.

"The world is indebted to your lifelong struggle for social justice. I was moved to see my city's declaration of your honorary citizenship in our municipality hanging in your former home in Soweto."

Hu said there were many letters at Mandela's home from other governments welcoming him as their own.

"You, sir, have lived a life of exemplifying courage, resilience and optimism."

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

Comments
  • Ronald Langeveld - 2013-07-07 12:58

    Well it has been a month now... People is carrying on with their lives and nothing for the media to report so that explains why there is little to no movement outside the hospital.

  • Patricia Dewet - 2013-07-07 13:33

    This is just to much, people are going on with their lives. His family is busy with court cases and the only one that is worrying is his wife.

  • Philip Condor - 2013-07-07 13:46

    Most people have a life to live with a family and responsabilitys, no time to sit and ponder. we are tired of news about the mandela's, that's all we get.

      Zoleka Mussana - 2013-07-07 14:16

      @ Phillip, is anybody forcing news abt Mandela down your throat, if not dont read anything abt him

      Lindiwe Madi - 2013-07-07 16:37

      @Phillip the fact that u're even commenting means u read the whole article, which means your curiosity is jst the same as of the whole country! stop pretending as if u are annoyed.

  • Richard Scully - 2013-07-07 14:02

    Check with CNN

  • Lesia Mohale - 2013-07-07 14:08

    May our Heavenly father save Madiba.

  • Flynn Govender - 2013-07-07 14:31

    I guess people just want the news now, Mandela is on the life support machine, it's only a matter of time when the family decide to pull the plug

  • Geraldine Marsh - 2013-07-07 17:41

    ag Phillip, then why did u comment? u are lying to urself. and stop with that attitude taking people in the faces, what u mean her names says it all, cause clearly u are the one that dont get the point here. i never comment, but if i comment then it means i have read the comments, so u saying u didnt read, nee man asb, moenie jouself belieg nie

  • Sello Mokoena - 2013-07-07 19:18

    Sry 2 sy so....mst of ppl act lyk dy love mandela while dy knw dat dy dnt love him an dy wsh him 2 die....i rpd dy dnt love him.

  • Israel - 2013-07-07 22:28

    Mandela's disgusting family are too busy fighting about MONEY and have stopped 'going in and out" of the hospital - I pray that Mandela has changed his will so that his wife will get everything!!!!!! WOW WHAT A BOMBSHELL THAT WILL BE

  • Jeremy Adams - 2013-07-07 22:31

    We are all not ready for Mandela to go as this time is on us but i have hope, hope that the followers will take on his legacy.

  • Patricia Dewet - 2013-07-07 22:39

    Remember that the people hanging out there do not work during the week, and I mean this is weekend, They must rest.

  • Allen Lawrence Stanley - 2013-07-07 23:15

    Mandela hope you get well very soon will be sad if he dies he is a lovely man and loveable man get well very soon Mandela love and hopes from the countary Love S.A.

  • Grace Hendricks - 2013-07-08 00:27

    Graca Machel have to step out and take control over her husband's affairs, that is from funeral rights to every last detail that concerns him, after all she is married to Mandela. Maki is running the show now and it gives the world a very bad impression of what the position of Machel is in this marital union. Every person that has dealt with severe illness or death of their spouse knew that there is limits of others that can be involved, not like this instance, where a married daughter of a man can just come from her home and do as she pleases in her father's married life. This is not on. If Machel have made her voice heard from the start, all of this nonsense that has been taking place could have been prevented, or minimized. Step out Graca, and have your say, you will wake up, and then it will be too late. Possibly is.

  • Warren Edouard-Betsy - 2013-07-08 01:40

    We have world leaders .. US and UK and UN who are nothing better than Hitler .. war criminals ... the rest too scared to speak up for what is right ! Say what you like about Madiba .. he sacrificed for us all .. would Obama ? Would even Churchill ? Tata is light years ahead of these .. No one holds a candle to him.

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