Mandela 'critical but stable'

Nelson Mandela remains in hospital in Pretoria in a critical but stable condition, President Jacob Zuma said. Doctors are working hard to keep the former president comfortable.

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Crowds celebrate outside Nelson Mandela's hospital

Well-wishers cheer as they gather to wish happy birthday to Nelson Mandela. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Crowds are celebrating outside Nelson Mandela's hospital on the anti-apartheid leader's 95th birthday.

There is perhaps 1,000 people here and it is such a different atmosphere compared to one month ago.

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