Prayers for Mandela

2013-07-16 16:01
(File: AFP)

(File: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


Chelsea Clinton supports Nelson Mandela Day

2013-07-15 14:36

Chelsea Clinton voiced her support for Nelson Mandela Day by saying she is privileged to know Madiba, and is inspired by him too. Watch.WATCH

Pretoria - A group of senior citizens from Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, prayed for ailing former president Nelson Mandela outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital on Tuesday.

They sang songs dedicated to the anti-apartheid icon and hoped he would get better soon.

"We'd like him to get him better and stronger," one of the group of elderly women said.

One of the songs they sang included the words "Mandela we thank you for the freedom". Mandela's 95th birthday would be celebrated on Thursday.

Activity outside the private facility, in Pretoria, remained fairly quiet, with a few passers-by stopping at the wall where photos and messages of support had been placed.

Some people joined the women in singing, dancing, and ululating.

The anti-apartheid icon is spending his 39th day in the private hospital since being admitted on 8 June.

On Sunday, it was reported that former president Thabo Mbeki said he believed Mandela would be discharged soon to recuperate at home.

Mbeki reportedly said he knew the ailing elder statesman's doctors and they were doing an excellent job.

According to the last update from the presidency Mandela was responding to treatment and was still in a critical but stable condition.

Read more on:    nelson mandela

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.