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A woman from a prayer group plays an instrument on July 4, 2013 outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former South African President Nelson Mandela is staying. The exhumed remains of three of Nelson Mandela's children at the centre of an ugly family feud were due to undergo forensic tests today before reburial in the ailing anti-apartheid hero's childhood village. The public row comes as the 94-year-old former political prisoner, who became South Africa's first black president, lies critically ill in what is now his fourth week in hospital.

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A woman from a prayer group plays an instrument on Thursday outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former South African president Nelson Mandela is staying. The exhumed remains of three of Nelson Mandela’s children at the centre of an ugly family feud were due to undergo forensic tests today before reburial in the anti-apartheid hero’s childhood village. The public row comes as the 94-year-old former political prisoner, who became South Africa’s first black president, lies critically ill in hospital.