Mandela’s condition worsens

(CNN) — News crews and a few well-wishers huddled early Monday on the cold streets outside the Pretoria hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition.
An anxious nation stood in vigil as well.
The South African president’s office said Mandela’s condition had worsened in the past 24 hours, citing his medical team.
He has been hospitalized in Pretoria since June 8 for a recurring lung infection. Previously, authorities had described his condition as serious but stable.
“The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands,” President Jacob Zuma said in a written statement, referring to Mandela’s tribal name.

Mandela, 94, has become increasingly frail over the years and has not appeared in public since South Africa hosted the World Cup in 2010.
Outside the hospital, a security wall was awash with get-well cards, balloons, flowers, cards and paintings, the South African Press Association reported.
‘I believe he is at peace,’ Nelson Mandela’s daughter says

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    choolwe ngandu 4 years

    WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU MADIBA !!!

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    Musana 4 years

    Ur are good man madiba

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    The Blax 4 years

    wish you a quick recovery Madiba. You are a beacon of peace and a model in African and the entire world. May GOD’s wish and prevail over your life.

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    KwaZulu-Natal 4 years

    Get well soon Madiba, you forgave your enermies despite detaining you for 27 years NOT our illiterate Ukwa who’s busy chasing whoever wants to challenge him.

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    The spatans 4 years

    Long live THE TRUE SON of AFRICA. MADELA A TRUE ROLE MODEL. GET WELL SOON.

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    Umkontho we sizwe!!

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    President Zuma by far better than Sata

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      The Blax 4 years

      your darling Zuma spilled a lot of blood when his forces assassinated un armed miners in cold blood. sorry sir, your reasoning is quiet myopic are you a security guard?

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    alex ntambo 4 years

    Sorry for madala.

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    voice of reason 4 years

    Mandela stands out as a true and democratic leader. Had sincere respect for human rights and a huge heart to even forgive his persecuters. Can KK match this record in full? Just curios, with the leaders we have now who is a better leader between SATA AND ZUMA?

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    james kanganingani 4 years

    Good man, had it been our own politicians they would have clinged to power after the first term claiming to have been in jail for 27 years.
    The man peacefully handed over power. Get well tata!

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    Chalon'chamano 4 years

    Certain people are so unifying that if it were possible to have them forever Mandela would be in the forefront!
    Peace, Madiba, peace!