Update on former President Mandela: issued by the Presidency

President Jacob Zuma this morning, 22 December 2012, visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital in Pretoria.

Madiba has been in hospital since 8 December 2012 and continues to respond to treatment.

President Zuma assured him of the love and support of all South Africans, young and old, and the whole world.

“We urge South Africans to continue praying for our beloved Madiba during this period. Our hearts are with the whole family and relatives,” said President Zuma.

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Issued by: The Presidency, Pretoria