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Obama to meet with Zuma today

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2013 | 7:04 AM

US President Barack Obama is set to meet South African President Jacob Zuma, as the country continues to hold prayers and vigils for ailing former leader Nelson Mandela.

Obama's Air Force One landed in Pretoria yesterday evening, as part of his three-country tour of Africa.

The US president has described Mandela as a hero for the world.

Before his arrival, he said he did not expect to see the former leader, who is critically ill in hospital.

Ninety-four-year-old Mandela was admitted on June 8 with a recurring lung infection.


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