So sad. Nelson is back in the hospital with a recurring lung infection. South Africa fears it may be time to ‘let him go.’
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela remains in intensive care on June 10, two days after he was hospitalized with a recurring lung infection. Nelson was rushed to the hospital on June 8, when he was declared to be in “serious but stable condition.”
Nelson Mandela Hospitalized With Recurring Lung Infection — Condition Unchanged
At the time, Nelson was breathing on his own and has his wife by his side, the South African president’s office, according to CNN.
With no updates in 48 hours, the office said Mandela’s condition was “unchanged” on Monday morning.
On June 9, South Africans offered prayers at church services.
Nelson Mandela’s Longtime Friend Is Ready To Say Goodbye
Nelson’s longtime friend Andrew Mlangeni told South Africa’s Sunday Times that the time may have come for South Africans to say goodbye to their former leader.
“You have been coming to the hospital too many times. Quite clearly you are not well and there is a possibility you might not be well again. Once the family releases him, the people of South Africa will follow. We will say thank you, God, you have given us this man, and we will release him too,” Andrew said.
Nelson Mandela Worries Nation With Each Hospitalization
Sadly, Nelson has been in and out of the hospital for years.
Nelson, who served 27 years in a South African prison under the white-minority apartheid regime, has become increasingly frail recently and has been in and out of the hospital. He spent three weeks in the hospital in December for a lung infection. Then, in March, he was admitted to the hospital for a check-up. In late March, he was hospitalized, when he battled another lung infection.
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