Grace: Mandela's sparkle fading
- Published: 11 Dec 2012 at 23.10
- Online news:
Ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has been gradually losing his legendary "sparkle'' as he ages, his wife said in an interview three years ago, but rebroadcast on Tuesday as he spent a fourth day in hospital with a lung infection.
"I mean, this spirit and this sparkle, you see that somehow it's fading,'' Graca Machel said in the 2009 interview which eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) initially said was filmed on Monday.
Mandela, 94, was at the weekend admitted to hospital for tests. Authorities on Tuesday said they showed he had a lung infection and was responding to treatment.
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