– South African presidency spokesman
Former President Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
The former president was admitted to hospital on the 8th of June.
The Presidency thanks the public for support and for respecting the privacy of the former president and his family.
We confirm the media reports that the military ambulance transporting Madiba had an engine problem on the 8th and that the doctors are satisfied that the former president suffered no harm during this period.
It has been revealed that the Former South African president Nelson Mandela's overnight rush to hospital two weeks ago was delayed by around 40 minutes after his ambulance broke down on the side of the road.