South Africa's Mandela remains in 'critical but stable' condition

JOHANNESBURG Tue Jul 9, 2013 9:18am EDT

1 of 5. A well wisher wearing ANC colours gestures in front of the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, where the ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated at, in Pretoria July 9, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's anti-apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela remained in a "critical but stable" condition after being in hospital for more than four weeks to treat a lung infection, the government said on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng; Editing by Jon Herskovitz)