Mandela remains critical: Zuma

Former president Nelson Mandela’s condition remains critical, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.

“Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital and doctors are doing everything possible to ensure his well-being and comfort,” Zuma said in Johannesburg.

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Media crowd growing at Mandela’s Pretoria hospital

The number of journalists outside the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition increased significantly on Monday morning.

Reporters’ vehicles, including more than 10 broadcast vans, took up almost all the parking spots adjoining the … Read the rest

Security tight with Mandela in critical condition

Several police officers were manning the entrances to a Pretoria hospital on Monday morning where former president Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition.

Before 6am, three police officers stood at the hospital’s entrance along the busy Park Street.

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Mandela responding well to treatment: South African cabinet

Former president Nelson Mandela is responding well to treatment, Cabinet said on Thursday.

In a statement following its regularly fortnightly meeting, Cabinet wished Mandela a speedy recovery and reassured the nation he was receiving the best medical care.

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International journalists warned about equipment outside Mandela hospital

International journalists stationed outside the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is believed to be receiving treatment were warned about their equipment on Wednesday.

“… Some broadcasters had some equipment which is not licensed,” said Independent Communications Authority of … Read the rest

Mandela ‘responding to treatment’: Zuma

Former president Nelson Mandela is responding well to the treatment he is receiving, President Jacob Zuma told MPs on Wednesday.

“Madiba is responding better to treatment from this morning,” he said, opening debate in the National Assembly on the presidency’s … Read the rest

Zenani Mandela’s black Merc arrives at hospital

Former president Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini arrived at the Pretoria hospital on Wednesday where the elderly statesman is believed to be receiving treatment.

Her black Mercedes-Benz entered the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital before 11am. She stopped briefly and talked … Read the rest

Jacob Zuma tries to reassure South Africans over Mandela’s health

South Africa President Jacob Zuma appeared on state television Tuesday to reassure an uneasy nation that Nelson Mandela, although in a serious condition, is receiving the best of care.

In a brief recorded interview Zuma reiterated that the anti-apartheid icon … Read the rest

Passers-by curious about Mandela

Pedestrians passing the Pretoria hospital where ailing former president Nelson Mandela is apparently being treated, were curious about his health on Tuesday.

This was heightened by the presence of 10 police officers at the private hospital’s entrance, parameter fences, a … Read the rest

Nelson Mandela: journalists moved from hospital

A fence was erected on Monday evening next to one of the entrances of the Pretoria hospital where former President Nelson Mandela was believed to be.

Police officers set up the barrier where numerous journalists had been camped out, close … Read the rest