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Nelson Mandela showing great resilience

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2013 | 6:09 PM

Anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela is said to be showing great resilience even though doctors say his condition becomes unstable at times.

The former South African President remains in a Pretoria hospital two-and-a-half months after he was admitted with a recurring lung infection.

A statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office today said the 95-year-old Mandela is still in critical but stable condition.

Zuma, who is in Malaysia on an official visit, has urged South Africans to continue praying for Mandela and to keep him in their thoughts.

Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black president in 1994, is believed to have developed the lung infection while serving nearly three decades in prison for opposing the apartheid regime.


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