Colourful balloons, flower baskets, and South African flags were among the items left outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where former president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition.
People continued to visit the Celliers Street wall on Sunday, … Read the rest
Five people have been arrested since the start of the initiation season in the Eastern Cape, police said on Tuesday.
The arrests were made in different parts of the province since May, Colonel Sibongile Soci said.
Thirty initiates had died … Read the rest
There was little movement on Sunday morning outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated.
Passersby took cellphone pictures and read messages supporting the ailing statesman.
In a hand-made card, Minewa Hu from … Read the rest
Ailing former president Nelson Mandela is still in a critical, but stable condition, the presidency said on Monday.
“We remind all South Africans to begin planning for Madiba’s birthday on 18 July,” President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.
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by Laszlo Trankovits
“Viva Mandela! Viva Mandela!” sing the colourfully dressed women dancing in front of the hospital in Pretoria. Children bring pictures they have drawn, teddy bears, dolls and balloons, while adults lay down bouquets and greeting cards.
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US President Barack Obama flies to South Africa Friday hoping to pay homage to the legacy of his critically ill hero Nelson Mandela, who is fighting for his life in hospital.
Mandela’s ill health means the two men, who shattered … Read the rest
Former president Nelson Mandela’s condition has improved, the presidency said on Thursday.
“President Jacob Zuma visited former president Nelson Mandela in hospital in Pretoria today, 27 June, and was informed by the medical team that Madiba’s condition has improved during … Read the rest
A convoy of four luxury vehicles fitted with blue lights arrived at the Pretoria hospital on Thursday where former president Nelson Mandela remains critically ill.
Three BMWs and a Mercedes-Benz Vito minivan passed through a security checkpoint at one of … Read the rest
Family members arrived on Thursday at the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is critically-ill with a recurring lung infection.
His daughter Makaziwe Mandela arrived in a red Range Rover, entering the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital’s Park Street gates at … Read the rest
Nine police officers were manning the entrance of the Pretoria hospital where critically-ill former president was being treated on Thursday.
The officers were screening all vehicles entering the hospital through the Park Street entrance at 6am.
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A dozen candles burnt through the night on Thursday at the Pretoria hospital where critically ill former president Nelson Mandela is being treated.
The candles were placed next to a miniature art gallery established by well-wishers on the security wall … Read the rest
Nelson Mandela is on life support, an elder in the South African icon’s clan said Wednesday, as President Jacob Zuma called off a scheduled trip to Mozambique.
“Yes, he is using machines to breathe,” Napilisi Mandela told AFP after visiting … Read the rest
Burning candles, bouquets of pink and red flowers, paintings and hundreds of messages at the entrance of a Pretoria hospital on Wednesday urged critically-ill former president Nelson Mandela to soldier on.
Well-wishers have consistently registered support for Mandela in different … Read the rest
Former president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in a Pretoria hospital, the presidency said on Tuesday.
“[Mandela’s] condition remains unchanged in hospital, and doctors continue to do their best to ensure his recovery, well-being and comfort,” spokesman Mac … Read the rest