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South Africans nervous as Mandela remained hospitalised for second day

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2013 | 5:45 PM

South Africans on Sunday nervously awaited news from the South African Presidency about the condition of Former President Nelson Mandela who is spending a second day in hospital for treatment of a lung infection.



Mandela's condition yesterday was described as serious but stable. He had been ill for some days before being taken to a Pretoria hospital early on Saturday.



The 94-year-ol, former South African leader has been especially vulnerable to respiratory problems since contracting tuberculosis during his 27-year imprisonment under apartheid.



The BBC reports that prayers are being said in churches across South Africa for the former president who lead the struggle against apartheid.



Following his release from imprisonment in 1991, Jamaica was one of several countries visited by him.



The Mandela Highway, which links St Catherine to the Corporate Area, and the Nelson Mandela Park in Half Way Tree, St Andrew, were named in his honour.



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