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Fri Feb 12 16:09:39 SAST 2016

Mandela still critical but improving: Government

Reuters | 30 July, 2013 10:09
A portrait of Mandela has been on a container that has been turned into a library. File photo.
Image by: Esa Alexander

Former president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition at a Pretoria hospital but “continues to show improvement,” the government said on Tuesday.

The 95-year-old anti-apartheid hero has spent nearly eight weeks in the hospital for treatment for a recurring lung infection.

The government has declined to comment on a weekend report by US broadcaster CBS which said that Mandela had recently undergone a minor operation to unblock a dialysis tube.

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