Mandela's family urged to 'let him go' as South Africa prays for anti-apartheid hero

Johannesburg, June 10 (ANI): South Africa prayed for 94-year-old former President Nelson Mandela, as he spent a third night in hospital, with calls for the family and the nation to 'let him go'.

Government officials have given no updates on his health since announcing that the anti-apartheid hero was admitted to hospital in a 'serious but stable' condition with a lung infection early on Saturday.

According to news24, South Africans are beginning to come to terms with the mortality of their first black president, following deteriorating health in recent days.

The Sunday Times newspaper's stark front page headline was: 'It's time to let him go'.

It is the fourth time Mandela has been admitted to hospital since December, who turns 95 next month, after he was discharged in April following treatment for pneumonia.

Mandela's third wife Graca Machel has been at the hospital with him after calling off a trip to a London conference. (ANI)


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