According to new reports, ex South African leader Nelson Mandella health continues to deteriorates. A new report from the The Times of India is now reporting that he’s on a life-support system to assist him with his breathing. In addition, the family fears the worst is near and are fighting over where he should be laid to rest.
OHANNESBURG: Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has been kept on a life-support system following deterioration of his health condition at a South African hospital where the 94-year-old leader was admitted three weeks ago with a recurring lung infection.
“Ailing former President Nelson Mandela is on life support in the Pretoria Heart Clinic where he has been fighting a recurrent lung infection since June 8,” The Citizen’ newspaper reported.
According to the paper, five highly-placed sources close to the family, including two who had recently visited him in hospital, said that the iconic leader’s health has deteriorated to the point where he is breathing with the assistance of a life support ventilator. – Times of India
The family is reportedly divided between his grandson Mandla Mandela, who wants the anti-apartheid icon buried at his birthplace in Mvezo village, and the rest of the family who want to respect his wish to be buried next to his children, The Star newspaper of South Africa reported on Wednesday citing three sources. – Times of India
Continue to keep Nelson Mandella in your prayers as well as his family!