A spokesman for the South African Presidency has said that earlier media reports that former president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital were "incorrect".
Mac Maharaj said: "Madiba is still in hospital in Pretoria, and remains in a critical but stable condition.
"At times his condition becomes unstable, but he responds to medical interventions."
More top news
Ibrahim Halil Dudu had just recently fled the war-torn country when his master sewing skills were desperately needed in his new home.
A police officer who sparked a terror alert by making a hoax 999 call to his own force has had his "unduly lenient" jail term increased.
Autumn weather arrives for the early part of the weekend, brighter on Sunday.