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

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

Mandela in intensive care: Mac Maharaj

Former president Nelson Mandela is receiving intensive care at a Pretoria hospital, presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said on Monday.

“Today the doctors are saying his condition is unchanged,” he told reporters from his office at the Union Buildings.

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Government officials not barred from visiting Mandela: ANC

Former president Nelson Mandela’s family has denied barring government officials from visiting him in hospital, the ANC said on Monday.

“We have spoken to the family about this report and they deny that they issued such an instruction or spoke … Read the rest

Media speculate amid silence on Mandela’s health

Newspapers speculated on the health of former president Nelson Mandela on Monday morning, more than two days since the last update on his condition was made public.

“Mandela Lockdown”, read The Star newspaper’s front page headline, accompanied by a report … Read the rest