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Family members visit Mandela in hospital, national mood somber

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 - 01:31

June 24 - Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie, along with other family members and officials, visited the Pretoria hospital on Monday where the former South African president is said to be in 'critical' condition, as a somber mood took hold of the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie, along with other family members and officials, visited the Pretoria hospital on Monday where the former South African president is said to be in 'critical' condition, as a somber mood took hold of the country. Rough cut (no reporter narration). STORY: Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie, along with other family members and officials, visited the Pretoria hospital on Monday where the former South African president is said to be in 'critical' condition. A car carrying Winnie Mandela and daughter Zindzi, was seen arriving at the hospital where Nelson Mandel is being treated for a recurring lung infection. Among other family members and officials to visit him was his other daughter, Makaziwe, who arrived with member of parliament Bantu Holomisa. The South African Minister Defense was also seen being driven away from the hospital on Monday. In Johannesburg, well wishers left flowers outside Nelson Mandela's residence. "It feels like this is our last chance to actually show him what he actually means to us as a nation and to say our goodbyes, so to speak," said Thaldekile Nxumalo, South Africans adopted a mood of somber resignation on Monday to the inevitability of saying goodbye to former their 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader after his condition deteriorated to 'critical'.

Family members visit Mandela in hospital, national mood somber

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 - 01:31

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