South Africa: Mandela improved overnight

South Africa: Mandela improved overnight

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A man holds on June 27, 2013 posters of former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the ailing leader is hospitalized. Mandela was in a "very critical" condition on life support on June 27, family members said, warning South Africa and the world that "anything is imminent" for the revered anti-apartheid hero. As South Africans prayed for Mandela, President Jacob Zuma late on June 26 abruptly cancelled a trip to Mozambique after he visited the hospital where Mandela is critically ill. It is the first time Zuma has scrapped a public engagement since Mandela was hospitalized nearly three weeks ago. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 27 at 8:52 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The office of the South African president says Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight, and his condition remains critical but is now stable.
 
   President Jacob Zuma's office said in a statement Thursday that he received the update from the medical team that is treating the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a Pretoria hospital.
 
   Zuma, who visited Mandela on Thursday, says in the statement that the former president is "much better" than when Zuma visited him on the previous night.
 
   His office says it is disturbed by what it calls rumors about Mandela's health. Unconfirmed reports and speculation about Mandela have been swirling on social media and other forums. 

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