Mandela remains in critical but stable condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The office of South Africa’s president says former leader Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition in a hospital, but is continuing to show improvement.

President Jacob Zuma is urging the public to continue praying for Mandela and is offering thanks to those who do charity work to honor the ideals of the 95-year-old former president and anti-apartheid figure.

Zuma’s office relayed his message in a statement on Tuesday.

Mandela was hospitalized on June 8 for what the government said was a recurring lung infection. His birthday on July 18 was marked by an outpouring of support from compatriots and people around the world, as well as campaigns to assist needy communities across South Africa.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s