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Former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, center, arrives for a second time today at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Wednesday, June 26, 2013. There was no word early Wednesday on 94-year-old Mandela's condition, which was critical a day earlier, according to the government. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, center, arrives for a second time today at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Wednesday, June 26, 2013. There was no word early Wednesday on 94-year-old Mandela's condition, which was critical a day earlier, according to the government. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


South African president cancels trip amid Mandela worry

Last Modified: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:49 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The office of the South African president says he has visited a gravely ill Nelson Mandela in a hospital, and has decided to cancel a visit Thursday to Mozambique.

A statement from President Jacob Zuma's office said Zuma went to see the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader on Wednesday evening and found him to still be in a critical condition.

The statement says Zuma was briefed by the doctors who are treating the former leader, who was taken to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 to be treated for what the government said was a recurring lung infection.

It says Zuma decided to call off a one-day trip to Mozambique for a meeting on regional investment.

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