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

(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."

A file photo of Nelson Madela in April 2013,
A file photo of Nelson Madela in April 2013,   (AP Photo/SABC TV)
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