Nelson Mandela now in critical condition in South Africa hospital
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June 23, 2013
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A portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela rests against the wall as messages written by visitors are seen on the wall at Regina Mundi church in Soweto township, a flashpoint during the anti-apartheid struggle, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 June 2013.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s condition has become critical. MSNBC’s Craig Melvin reports.
By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News
Nelson Mandela has taken a turn for the worse and is now in critical condition at a South African hospital, officials said Sunday.
“The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands,” President Jacob Zuma said in a statement, referring to the 94-year-old former president by his nickname.
Zuma and African National Congress Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Mandela at the Pretoria hospital and were briefed on his condition by the medical team, the statement said. They asked the world to pray for the anti-apartheid icon and his family “during this difficult time.”
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