June 26, 2013 | General News
Nelson Mandela’s condition ‘unchanged’
id="story_continues_1">The South African government says former President Nelson Mandela’s medical condition remains unchanged.
Mr Mandela, 94, has been in a Pretoria hospital since 8 June being treated for a recurring lung infection, and his condition became critical on Sunday.
“Doctors continue to do their best to ensure his recovery, well-being and comfort,” the latest update said.
The statement came as Mr Mandela’s family members were meeting at his home in the village of Qunu.
His eldest daughter, Makaziwe, and some grandchildren were said to be at the meeting in Eastern Cape province.
Little has emerged from the family meeting, which South African media say was called to discuss “sensitive family business”.
Doves are released outside the hospital in Pretoria where Nelson Mandela is being treated
In the latest statement President Zuma thanked the South African public for “ongoing support and understanding”.
His spokesman said on Monday that South Africans should not hold out “false hopes”.