President Jacob Zuma has called on the nation to pray for Nelson Mandela.
"All of us in the country should accept the fact that Madiba is now old. He is 95 years [sic] and that therefore, as he ages, his health will begin to trouble him".
"What we need to do as a country is to pray for him ... to ensure that the doctors do their work so that he can come out of hospital," he added.
More top news
Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will pay the new £10 T-Charge, meaning a daily payment of £21.50 to enter central London.
It is estimated there are 50,000 alcohol-related hospital admissions a year, costing the Welsh NHS £120m annually.
A rather cloudy start for most, with rain spreading eastwards, clearing to brighter skies later in the day.