Mandela spends 50th day in hospital

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.

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

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