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Mandela Doctors Keep Him Stable as Condition Remains Critical

Doctors treating Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who led the struggle against apartheid, have had to intervene to keep his condition stable, according to the office of the presidency.

Mandela “is still critical but stable” in a Pretoria hospital, President Jacob Zuma’s office said in a statement today. “While at times, his condition becomes unstable, the doctors indicate that the former president has demonstrated great resilience and his condition tends to stabilize as a result of medical interventions.”

Mandela turned 95 last month in the hospital where he has been treated since June 8. The former president spent 27 years in prison for his opposition to white minority rule, including 18 years on Robben Island, where he contracted tuberculosis. This hospital stay is his fourth, and longest, since December.

Mandela won the Nobel Peace prize in 1993 and became the nation’s first black president a year later when his African National Congress party won elections. He stepped down in 1999.

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