South Africa: Nelson Mandela in very critical condition

Nelson Mandela has become increasingly frail in recent years and has been hospitalized several times since last year.

June 27, 2013 5:05:52 AM PDT
A daughter of Nelson Mandela says he is in very critical condition but is still opening his eyes and reacting to touch at the South African hospital where he is being treated.

Makaziwe Mandela told South Africa's state broadcaster on Thursday that the former president and anti-apartheid leader is still giving the family hope, even though "anything is imminent."

She says her family will wait with 94-year-old Mandela until "the time to go."

Makaziwe Mandela's comments were posted on the SABC web site.

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