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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Nelson Mandela 'sitting up' on his 95th birthday

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela greeting wellwishers gathered outside her former husband's hospital. Credit: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela came to the gates of Mandela's hospital to address crowds, and told them "Tata is sitting up."

"It is true that he is getting better, it is true that he's now sitting on a chair and is able to communicate with the family."

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