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Nelson Mandela`s family urged to `let him go`

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 13:32

Johannesburg: South Africa prayed for 94-year-old former President Nelson Mandela, as he spent a third night in hospital, with calls for the family and the nation to `let him go`.

Government officials have given no updates on his health since announcing that the anti-apartheid hero was admitted to hospital in a `serious but stable` condition with a lung infection early on Saturday.

According to news24, South Africans are beginning to come to terms with the mortality of their first black president , following deteriorating health in recent days.

The Sunday Times newspaper`s stark front page headline was: `It`s time to let him go`.

It is the fourth time Mandela has been admitted to hospital since December, who turns 95 next month, after he was discharged in April following treatment for pneumonia.

Mandela`s third wife Graca Machel has been at the hospital with him after calling off a trip to a London conference.


First Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 11:55

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