Former South African President Nelson Mandela was in a "vegetative state" and doctors advised that his life support should be turned off, AFP reports citing a court document dated June 26.
President Jacob Zuma said today that Mandela remained "critical but stable" in hospital.
It's 'Day 27', and we are still watching, still waiting. Our cameras and minds are still focused on Pretoria's Heart Hospital.
Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie exclusively told ITV News he was "disappointed" with the lack of progress in tackling apartheid's wrongs.
In an exclusive interview with ITV News, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie talks of her "sadness" about the former president's health.