Mpuma pupils honour Mandela at hospital

2013-07-25 15:56
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Pretoria - Mpumalanga primary school pupils paid a visit on Thursday to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, in Pretoria, where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated.

The children, from the Esselman Primary School in Bushbuckridge, arrived in a bus and walked to the Celliers Street hospital entrance, singing: "Nelson Mandela there is none like you".

After a observing a moment's silence, they wrote messages on some of the banners already fixed to a wall of well-wishes.

A group of women from a local branch of the ANC Women's League sang and prayed for the ailing anti-apartheid icon.

Tshwane metro police still had Celliers Street cordoned off, but there was not much traffic for them to direct.

Local and international media remained stationed outside both entrances to the hospital.

According to the most recent update from the presidency, Mandela's condition is improving.

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