The South African Presidency has thanked those who have cared for Nelson Mandela during his long hospital stay.
Madiba has been treated by a large medical team from the military, academia, private sector and other public health spheres. We thank all the health professionals at the hospital for their dedication. Most media have also been notably responsible and we thank them also for the maturity and understanding that all have in general displayed.
We now call on all to allow the former President and his family the necessary private space so that his continuing care can proceed with dignity and without unnecessary intrusion.
More top news
Iconic red box used by the former Prime Minister to carry documents during his days as Secretary of State sold for £158,500.
Temperatures will remain higher than what is usually expected in the day for December ahead of rain moving in from the west tonight.
Senior NHS emergency medical consultant admits there is "absolutely a winter crisis."