Pretoria - Local and international journalists are still camped out at the hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is spending a fifth day for a lung infection.
After 08:00, journalists had parked more than 10 vehicles at an open space overlooking the hospital’s main entrance. Camera crews were filming the hospital buildings.
Soldiers were blocking the entrance, stopping and inspecting all cars entering the premises.
Two soldiers were posted close to the media contingent.
The statesman was hospitalised over the weekend. He was flown from his home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape to the Pretoria facility on Saturday.
The presidency said on Wednesday that the 94-year-old was suffering from the recurrence of a previous lung infection and was responding to treatment.