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Mandela still ‘critical’ after reported operation

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Mandela still ‘critical’

South Africa’s presidency said on Sunday that Nelson Mandela was still critically ill in hospital but improving slightly, declining to comment on a report the anti-apartheid hero had undergone an operation. The former statesman underwent a “surgical procedure to unblock a dialysis tube” on Friday just before marking his seventh week at a Pretoria health facility, according to U.S. news network CBS.

But presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj would not confirm that the procedure took place. “He is critical, stable, but there is some improvement,” he said.AFP


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