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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:18 AM

Nelson Mandela on Life support!

The former South African president's condition has worsened over the last couple of days. Well-wishers and supporters continued Wednesday to gather outside of the Pretoria hospital where the former South African president has been receiving treatment for nearly three weeks and the South African president canceled a Thursday trip amid worry about his health.

On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said the 94-year-old former leader is "well-looked after and is comfortable" but the South African government has been relatively tight-lipped regarding Mandela's health status.

The South African president canceled a Thursday trip to Maputo, the Mozambican capital, where he was to attend a meeting on regional investment.

CBS News Debora Patta reports that 500 miles away from Pretoria, in Mandela's ancestral village of Qunu, there was a lot of activity on Monday.


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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:56 AM

1. Mandela made a difference in this world

 

a feat very few can claim. I wish him a peaceful passing.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:32 AM

2. They may be keeping him on life support

until and while funeral and other arrangements are made and finalized.

He did the world good by his deeds. Should his family decide to take him off life support, that is OK, because IMHO, and in the very best sense of the words: "his presence is no longer required."

Thank you Nelson Mandela.

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