Kindergarten children sing “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa.
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.
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A man prays for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection in Pretoria, South Africa.
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An African National Congress party supporter outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria shouts slogans while dancing in support of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela was in a “very critical” condition on life support, family members said.
Ninety-five children release 95 balloons outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital, Pretoria, after praying for Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, to mark his upcoming 95th birthday. Mr Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. Family members and President Jacob Zuma visited Mr Mandela in the hospital on Thursday.