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Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Mandela critical but stable: Zuma
The global icon Nelson Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday.
Madiba has been in a Pretoria hospital with a recurring lung infection for more than two months.
"Former president Mandela is still in hospital receiving treatment and remains in a critical but stable condition," Zuma said in speech issued by the presidency.
Tata as he is popularly by most South Africans known has been receiving treatment for a recurring respiratory illness at a private hospital in the capital Pretoria since June 8.
He was previously said to be on life support, but his condition has been lately described as serious but improving.
Zuma gave the latest health update during a visit to Malaysia, where he received an award on Mandela's behalf.
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