Update on former President Mandela: issued by the Presidency

Former President Nelson Mandela is still in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Pretoria, where he has been receiving treatment since 8 June 2013.

President Zuma thanks the public for ongoing support and prayers.

“We thank the public for the dignified gatherings outside the hospital. Many groupings and individuals have gathered in dignity, respecting the privacy of Madiba, other patients, their families or the hospital personnel. The prayer services around the country are also appreciated. We thank the international community as well for ongoing messages of support to Madiba and his family,” said President Zuma.

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Issued by: The Presidency