A message, one of many, outside ailing former president Nelson Mandela's Houghton residence on Wednesday, 3 July 2013. Well-wishers continued to drop off flowers and cards at the house. Mandela is spending his 26th day at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection. Prayer meetings have been held for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate outside the hospital, at his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, and in other provinces. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA
A message, one of many, outside ailing former president Nelson Mandela's Houghton residence on Wednesday, 3 July 2013. Well-wishers continued to drop off flowers and cards at the house. Mandela is spending his 26th day at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection. Prayer meetings have been held for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate outside the hospital, at his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, and in other provinces. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Support for Mandela continues

By SAPA Time of article published Jul 3, 2013

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Pretoria - People continued gathering outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on Wednesday night to wish former president Nelson Mandela a speedy recovery.

“Our lives have changed since he was admitted to hospital. We pray to God to give him more years,” said Maggy Tau.

She said she went to the hospital every day after work to pray for Mandela.

She was among the many people delivering flowers and messages of support to the ailing former president.

Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. He was admitted to hospital on June 8.

“We do not know his condition. I wish we could be updated at least after two days,” said Tau.

Some of the people outside the hospital took time to read some of the many messages posted on a wall of tributes, and to photograph them wit their cellphones.

Television journalists filed live feeds, attracting a small group of onlookers.

The presidency said on Monday that Mandela's condition remained critical, but stable. - Sapa

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