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Tuesday
Jul302013

Mandela Remains in Critical but Stable Condition

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged as he spends his eighth week at a hospital in Pretoria.

In a statement Tuesday, South African President Jacob Zuma's office said Mandela "still remains in a critical but stable condition."  The presidency added that the civil rights leader "continues to show improvement."

Mandela, 95, was admitted to Mediclinic Heart Hospital on June 8 for a recurring lung infection.   

The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been hospitalized four times since last December.

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