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Mandela in critical condition

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2013 | 3:18 PM


The South African president says the health condition of former leader Nelson Mandela has become critical.

The office of President Jacob Zuma says the president visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader on Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela's condition had become critical in the past 24 hours.

Zuma said in a statement that the doctors are "doing everything possible to get his condition to improve."

Mandela, who became South Africa's first black president after the end of apartheid in 1994, was hospitalized on June 8 for what the government said was a recurring lung infection.


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