Nelson Mandela (AP)

Mandela in very critical condition

The daughter of the former South African president says he is still opening his eyes and reacting to touch


Associated Press
June 27, 2013 4:16PM (UTC)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A daughter of Nelson Mandela says he is in very critical condition but is still opening his eyes and reacting to touch at the South African hospital where he is being treated.

Makaziwe Mandela told South Africa's state broadcaster on Thursday that the former president and anti-apartheid leader is still giving the family hope, even though "anything is imminent."

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She says her family will wait with 94-year-old Mandela until "the time to go."

Makaziwe Mandela's comments were posted on the SABC web site.


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