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Nelson Mandela 'on life support', SA clan leader says

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Video by FRANCE 24

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-06-27

South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela was put on life support Wednesday, a South African clan leader told reporters, as President Jacob Zuma announced he has cancelled a planned visit to Mozambique.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains critically ill with a lung
infection and President Jacob Zuma has cancelled a planned trip to neighbouring Mozambique on Thursday, the government said Wednesday.

Earlier, a South African clan leader told AFP that Mandela was on life support. 

The worsening of his condition has distressed South Africa’s 53 million people, for whom Mandela remains the architect of a peaceful transition to democracy in 1994 after three centuries of white domination.

Until Sunday, official communiqués had described his condition as “serious but stable” although comments last week from Mandela family members and his presidential successor, Thabo Mbeki, suggested he was on the mend.

Since stepping down after one term as president, Mandela has played little role in the public or political life of the continent’s biggest and most important economy.

His last public appearance was waving to fans from the back of a golf cart before the final of the soccer World Cup in Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium in July 2010.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)

Date created : 2013-06-27

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