South Africa former president Nelson Mandela underwent a surgical procedure on Friday to unlock his dialysis tube and that his life support machine shows he's in distress.
It is reported that Madiba was not responding well to his medications this past week.
Today Mandela clocks 50 days since has been hospitalised for a recurring lung infection at Pretoria's Mediclinic Heart Hospital, the longest he's ever been in hospital.
It is not yet clear how many more procedures Mandela will have to undergo in order to recuperate. The presidency is yet to release a statement confirming Mandela's operation.
Its last update was that the former president is still in a critical condition but shows sustained improvement.
Mandela’s daughter Zinzi told local media on Mandela Day that her father was getting better and they were expecting him to be discharged soon.
Zinzi spoke a few days after former president Thabo Mbeki said Mandela’s doctors had assured him that Madiba would be discharged soon to recuperate at home.