South African government refutes reports of Mandela's release from hospital

By REUTERS
August 31, 2013 10:47

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been receiving medical treatment for three months for a lung ailment, is still in hospital in Pretoria in a critical but stable condition, the government said on Saturday.

The presidency said reports by some international media that the revered anti-apartheid leader, who is 95, had been discharged and returned to his home were "incorrect."

"Madiba is still in hospital in Pretoria, and remains in a critical but stable condition," the presidency said in a statement, using the traditional clan name by which Mandela is affectionately known in South Africa.

"At times his condition becomes unstable, but he responds to medical interventions," it added, repeating a medical bulletin it had issued a week ago which had said the ailing Nobel Peace Prize laureate was showing "great resilience."


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