Mandela's Condition Turns Critical
President says condition has deteriorated in past 24 hours
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 23, 2013 3:14 PM CDT
A file photo of Nelson Madela in April 2013,   (AP Photo/SABC TV)

(Newser) – The South African presidency says the health condition of Nelson Mandela has become critical. The office of President Jacob Zuma said that the president had visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader this evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela's condition had become critical in the past 24 hours. Zuma says in a statement that the doctors are "doing everything possible to get his condition to improve."

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Jun 24, 2013 5:57 AM CDT
The liberal media is on death watch with glowing stories at the ready. They can't wait to fill the pages with Mandela stories in further hope of drowning out the 6 Obama scandals that just won't go away fast enough
Jun 24, 2013 4:45 AM CDT
Free Nelson last time.
Jun 23, 2013 11:09 PM CDT
Maybe 0bama can get there just as he dies. A huge PR coup. Then he can be arrested by the SA gov't for war crimes, as some have suggested. 0bama is not liked in South Africa.