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Clarification on the health of former President Mandela

04 July 2013

Photo of: President Jacob Zuma
The Presidency has noted media reports about the condition of former President Nelson Mandela and would like to make a clarification.

Former President Mandela has been and remains under the care of a multi-disciplinary panel of South African medical experts drawn from the South Africa Military Health Services, the public sector, the universities and the private sector. Under this panel a team of doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health professionals attend to Madiba on a 24 hour basis.


We confirm our earlier statement released this afternoon after President Jacob Zuma visited Madiba in hospital that Madiba remains in a critical, but stable condition. The doctors deny that the former President is in a vegetative state.




Enquiries: Mac Maharaj 079 879 3203 / macmaharaj@icloud.com.



Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria

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