Johannesburg (IANS): Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been in the hospital since June 8 with a recurring lung infection, is in...
Johannesburg (IANS): Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been in the hospital since June 8 with a recurring lung infection, is in "critical" condition, the South African President's Office announced on Sunday. President Jacob Zuma's office said that he had visited Mandela Sunday evening at the hospital and was informed by doctors that the health condition of the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader had become critical in the past 24 hours. "The doctors are doing everything possible to get (Mandela's) condition to improve and are ensuring that (he) is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands," Zuma said in the statement. Earlier this week, Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of the South African hero, said that his grandfather could be released "soon", while Zenani Mandela, the daughter of the global icon, said that her father was recovering from his latest ailment "very well". Since last December, Mandela has been hospitalized on four occasions.