Mandela remains in hospital, condition unchanged

FILE This May 16, 2011 file photo supplied by the South African Government Communications and Information Services, GCIS, shows former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel after they cast an early ballot in upcoming local elections at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Elmond Jiyane-GCIS, File)
July 1, 2013 6:39:18 AM PDT
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has now been in critical condition for more than a week.

There have been no official updates since President Jacob Zuma said Saturday that the beloved 94-year-old former leader's condition was stable but unchanged.

Over the weekend, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu said South Africans were praying for Mandela's "comfort and dignity."

Mandela's legacy also focused prominently during a three-day visit to South Africa by President Barack Obama and his family. They left Monday en route to Tanzania.

Mandela became South Africa's first democratically elected president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for his fight against racist white rule.


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