Presidency: Mandela's condition unchanged

2013-07-04 13:56
Nelson Mandela (File, AFP)

Nelson Mandela (File, AFP)

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Pretoria - Former president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition, said the presidency on Wednesday.

This follows a visit by President Jacob Zuma to Mandela in the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated.

Zuma was seen leaving the hospital in a “huge cavalcade” early on Wednesday afternoon.

“We appreciate all the love and compassion. Madiba is receiving the best medical care from a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals who are at his bedside around the clock,” said President Zuma.

Zuma alsocalled on South Africans to volunteer 67 minutes of their time on Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July.

This year’s event will take place under the theme of “Take action; inspire change; make every day a Mandela Day” with a focus on food security, shelter and literacy.

Mandela has been in hospital since 8 June.

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