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Nelson Mandela Displaying ‘Great Resilience’ in Pretoria Hospital

South Africa’s ailing former president, Nelson Mandela, is said to be showing great resilience though his condition becomes unstable at times.

According to the BBC:

“‘The state of the 95-year-old is ‘still critical but stable,’ according to a statement from the South African president’s office.

“He remains in hospital in Pretoria two-and-a-half months after being admitted with a recurring lung infection.

“The statement from the office of the President largely squares with comments from members of his family.

“However, Saturday’s statement does provide some fresh insight into the precariousness of the health of the global icon and the reserves he still appears able to call upon.

“The statement said doctors were still working hard to bring about a turnaround in his health and, as a result of medical interventions, his condition tended to stabilize.”

President Zuma Urged South Africans to Pray

According to The Huffington Post:

“Mandela remains very fragile, and many details of his medical condition have not been divulged or are tightly controlled by his family and Zuma’s office. Zuma urged South Africans to pray for Mandela and to keep him in their thoughts at all times.

“Since June 8, when Mandela was taken to a Pretoria hospital to be treated for a recurring lung infection, there has been a groundswell of concern in South Africa and around the world for the man who spent 27 years as a prisoner under apartheid and then emerged to negotiate an end to white racist rule before becoming president in the country’s first all-race elections in 1994.”

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