President Jacob Zuma said in a bleak statement issued late last night that he had visited his predecessor in hospital and spoken to Mr Mandela’s team of doctors who he said were still doing their best to aid his recovery.
Although Mr Mandela appeared to rally over several days last week, he said that his condition has taken a turn for the worse since Saturday evening.
“The condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who is still in hospital in Pretoria, has become critical,” he said.
“The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands.” Mr Mandela is understood to have become increasingly weak and unresponsive and his family have been told to prepare for the worst.
Full article: Nelson Mandela ‘critical’ in South Africa hospital (The Telegraph)