Pretoria - Former South African president Nelson Mandela is still in a
critical but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital, the presidency said on
South African President Jacob Zuma again thanked the public for their
ongoing support and prayers for the elder statesman.
"We thank the public for the dignified gatherings
outside the hospital," Zuma said in a statement.
"Many groupings and individuals have gathered in
dignity, respecting the privacy of Madiba, other patients, their families, or
the hospital personnel.
"The prayer services around the country are also
He also thanked the international community for their
continued messages of support for Mandela and his family.
The ailing icon was spending his 32nd day in the Medi-Clinic
Heart Hospital on Tuesday. He was admitted on 8 June with a recurring lung