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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." (Read more Nelson Mandela stories.)

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