Nelson Mandela remains critical but stable

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 03, 2013 13:52 hrs

The condition of former South African President Nelson Mandela is critical but stable, reports said on Wednesday.

Mandela was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on June 8 with a recurrence of lung infection.

Large number of people reportedly gathered outside the hospital on Tuesday as they lighted candles and left notes for the anti-apartheid leader.

Mandela´s former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela visited the leader in the hospital on Sunday.

Mandela will turn 95 on July 18.

Earlier, the 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was hospitalized on Mar 27 for pneumonia and a recurring lung infection.

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