Nelson Mandela, the hero of South Africa’s liberation struggle against discriminatory apartheid rule, spent a second night in a Pretoria military hospital on Sunday as medical officials declined to divulge anything about Nelson Mandela’s illness or about the medical examinations that he is undergoing.
Nelson Mandela has experienced brittle health for many years since his exit from the South African Presidency in 2000. This is the third occasion since 2011 that Nelson Mandela has required hospital attention.
As per South African media reports, an unidentified source attached to the Nelson Mandela family has remarked that the ex-President isn’t looking good and isn’t conversing. It appears that something is troubling Nelson Mandela’s health, in accordance with this source.
The incumbent South African President, Jacob Zuma, journeyed to the Pretoria hospital on Sunday, in which Nelson Mandela’s health is receiving medical care. As per the presidential office, Jacob Zuma found the first black President of the country in good care and in a ‘comfortable’ condition.
A declaration from Jacob Zuma’s presidential office voiced on Saturday, when Nelson Mandela was flown to the Pretoria hospital, that the ex-President was doing well. There was no cause for apprehensions regarding Nelson Mandela’s health and that the medical tests on him were consistent with his age.
Nelson Mandela hasn’t emerged publicly since 2010, when he obtained a boisterous ovation when he rode shortly on a golf cart at a football stadium prior to the final match of the World Cup.
Nelson Mandela’s deteriorating health and the lack of clarity about his medical condition has, nonetheless, generated anxiousness throughout South Africa, especially in the black communities of the country, who owe their freedom from white apartheid rule, to the untiring and inspirational leadership of Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela had spent nearly 27 years in imprisonment due to his movement for the liberation of the majority black South Africans from white racist rule.
Christians congregated at the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Johannesburg’s predominantly Black Soweto area, where the worshippers prayed for the recovery of Nelson Mandela’s health.