Mandela in critical condition

The condition of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela who is receiving treatment for a recurrent lung infection is now critical, South Africa's presidency said Sunday.

Former South African president Nelson Mandela.

"The condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who is still in

hospital in Pretoria, has become critical," Mac Maharaj, presidential spokesman, said in a statement.

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