Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is on life support, unable to breathe on his own, an elder in the South African icon's clan said Wednesday, all but extinguishing hopes for his recovery.
A group of well wishers hold candles as they pray for the recovery of Nelson Mandela outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on June 26, 2013. Mandela is on life support, an elder in the South African icon's clan said Wednesday, as President Jacob Zuma called off a scheduled trip to Mozambique.
"Yes, he is using machines to breathe," Napilisi Mandela told AFP after visiting the much-loved 94 year old's bedside. "It is bad, but what can we do."
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