June 24th, 2013
12:08 AM ET

Nelson Mandela in critical condition

News crews and a few well-wishers huddled early Monday on the cold streets outside the Pretoria hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition.

An anxious nation stood in vigil as well.

The South African president's office said Mandela's condition had worsened in the past 24 hours, citing his medical team.

He has been hospitalized in Pretoria since June 8 for a recurring lung infection. Previously, authorities had described his condition as serious but stable.

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  1. Habaasa Wa Mashagyiko

    The most outstanding person on African Continent and one of the few on this Planet. Humble but a great leader. I wish you well.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Victoria

    At age 92 it will be difficult. But he can do it. Great guy.

    June 24, 2013 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Flibble

      And nobody can live forever, unless it's "He Who Must Not Be Named"

      June 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Veritas

      Great guy? He's a murderer and communist, and you assess him to be a great guy? This reminds me of John Brown, who went to Kansas and axe murdered six innocent people and New York made a state park for him by Lake Placid. Libs worshipping violence mongerers so ong as they're leftists. You leftsts are twisted.

      June 28, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Agree with both the above opinions.Wishing Mr.Mandela well

    June 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pippa

    Madiba is 94.

    June 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    May Mr. Mandela recover quickly.

    June 24, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fitness Events NYC

    South African President Nelson Mandela you are a true leader. What you did for your people and country is unforgettable. RIP!

    February 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |