(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is spending a fifth straight day in a Pretoria hospital after being admitted over the weekend with a recurring lung infection.
On Tuesday, South African President Jacob Zuma made an on-camera statement for the first time about Mandela, saying he met with doctors and that he's very confident in the care they're giving Mandela.
Zuma called Mandela's condition very serious but said that he has been stabilized.
Security continues to remain tight at the hospital where the 94-year-old civil rights leader is staying. The South African police service has taken over security and are stationed at both entrances to the hospital, checking every car that enters the property.
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