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Mandela doctors advised family to turn off life support

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Nelson Mandela's doctors advised his family to turn off the ailing icon's life-support machines last week, a court document has shown, prompting South Africa's government to say Friday he was not "in a vegetative state". 

Nelson Mandela waves to the media as he arrives outside No. 10 Downing Street in central London,on August 28, 2007. Mandela's family to solve an increasingly bitter dispute "amicably", weighing in for the first time on a feud over the ailing anti-apartheid icon's final resting place.

A June 26 court filing obtained by AFP described Mandela's "perilous" health and appears to show for the first time just how close the critically ill 94-year-old came to death.

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