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Former South African President Nelson Mandela has not returned home, and is still in hospital, the country's presidency has told a South African news agency.
The South African government says former leader Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition in hospital, though “medical interventions” are required because his health sometimes becomes unstable.
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The condition of his health remains the same, South African officials confirmed today
The former South African president Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition in hospital, just two weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital with a lung infection. The news, broken by President Jacob Zuma after a hospital visit late on Sunday evening, left millions of South Africans fearing the worst.
There has been sustained improvement in the condition of Nelson Mandela from the recurring lung infection that is forcing him to spend a ninth day in hospital, South Africa's president said today.
Nelson Mandela's health is continuing to improve but the anti-apartheid hero remains in a serious condition, South Africa's president said today.
The 94-year-old was in hospital for nine days
The former president had fluid drained from his lungs, enabling him to breathe more easily
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for medical tests, although the government said there was no cause for alarm.
Just hours after Julius Malema handed over his bail payment and strode out of the court that began hearing money laundering charges against him yesterday, the African National Congress found itself on the back foot, angrily denying that it is abusing the justice system to pursue its former youth leader.