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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