The President of South Africa has issued a statement saying the condition of former president Nelson Mandela has become critical. The president’s website said President Jacob Zuma, and ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the former president this evening in hospital.
They were briefed by the medical team who informed them that the former president’s condition had become critical over the past 24 hours. “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,” said President Zuma.
“President Zuma has appealed to the nation and the world to pray for Madiba, the family and the medical team that is attending to him during this difficult time,” the statement added.