More questions are being raised about the seriousness of former president Nelson Mandela’s hospitalisation as government is being blamed for not providing enough information
The 94-year-old has been in hospital for over two weeks now with suffering from recurring lung infection.
According to reports Madiba's wife, Graça Machel, has been sleeping in another hospital room every night.
The local news paper City Press has also revealed more details about the night Mandela was taken to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria.
The newspaper reported that Machel was “frantic” on the night in question.
On Saturday, United States television channe correspondent Debora Patta CBS reported that the former president was unresponsive and hadn’t opened his eyes in days.
The broadcaster claims Mandela’s liver and kidneys are functioning at 50 percent and has undergone two surgical procedures.
It further claims the former president went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated the night he was taken to hospital.
The channel further charges Mandela's health is not as strong as South Africans have been led to believe.
The Presidency has been unwilling to field questions about the intimate details of Madiba’s hospital stay, only reaffirming the statesman is recovering.
On Saturday, the Presidency confirmed that when Mandela was transported to the Pretoria facility, the ambulance broke down.
The world icon had to be transferred to another vehicle.
The Presidency said staff travelling on the ICU ambulance included intensive care specialists and nurses.
The convoy was accompanied by two quick response vehicles.
It is adamant all care was taken to ensure Mandela’s medical condition was not compromised by the unforeseen incident.The ANC on Saturday said it had no doubt government was providing sufficient updates on his health.