Key dates in the life of Nelson Mandela
Key dates in the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela:
Johannesburg: Key dates in the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela:
President Zuma cancels a trip to Mozambique.
UN leader Ban Ki-moon says that the whole world is praying for Mandela, "one of the giants of the 20th century".
Court documents filed that evening claim Mandela is in a "vegetative state" and that Mandela`s doctors advised his family to turn off his life support machine, citing his perilous health.
His daughter Makaziwe Mandela says his condition is "very critical" and "anything is imminent".
A day earlier Obama had hailed him as "an inspiration to the world" and met members of his family.
He "remains critical and is at times unstable" the presidency said.