Mandela in Critical Condition

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) The condition of former South African President Nelson Mandela has turned critical. This is according to the office of President Jacob Zuma.

The office says Zuma visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader on Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela's condition had become critical in the past 24 hours.

Zuma says in a statement that the doctors are "doing everything possible to get his condition to improve."

Mandela, who became South Africa's first black president after the end of apartheid in 1994, was hospitalized on June 8 for what the government said was a recurring lung infection.

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