27 Jan '11, 1pm

S.Africans prayed for the health of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, more than 24 hours after he entered hospital

S.Africans prayed for the health of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, more than 24 hours after he entered hospital

The news that the increasingly frail Mr Mandela remained under medical supervision has put South Africa on edge over his health. -- PHOTO: REUTERS JOHANNESBURG - SOUTH Africans prayed for the health of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Thursday, more than 24 hours after the country's revered former leader and first black president entered hospital. The news that the increasingly frail Madiba - the clan name by which the 92-year-old Nobel peace prize winner is affectionately known - remained under medical supervision has put South Africa on edge over his health. Current President Jacob Zuma called for calm as the nation awaited updates on Mr Mandela's condition amid a virtual news blackout since he was admitted for 'routine' tests on Wednesday. 'President Mandela is comfortable and is well looked after by a good team of medical specialists,' Mr Zuma said in a statement ...

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