Mandela spends 50th day in hospital

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mandela july 3 GCIS Messages of support to Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Photo: GCIS

Pretoria - It was quiet on Saturday outside the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated.

A small number of people visited the Mediclinic Heart Hospital to take pictures of the perimeter wall, which was covered with messages and flowers for the former statesman.

In the afternoon a small group of woman sang and prayed in front of the hospital.

The ailing anti-apartheid icon was spending his 50th day in the hospital, where he was admitted on June 8 with a recurring lung infection. - Sapa

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