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Zuma: Doctors deny Mandela is in 'vegetative state'

President Jacob Zuma's office has released a statement this evening stating Nelson Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition and is not in a 'vegetative state'.

We confirm our earlier statement released this afternoon after President Jacob Zuma visited Madiba in hospital that Madiba remains in a critical, but stable condition. The doctors deny that the former President is in a vegetative state.

– President Jacob Zuma's office