Resilient Mandela 'Unstable at Times' - Presidency
South Africa's ailing former leader, Nelson Mandela, is said to be showing great resilience though his condition becomes unstable at times.
The state of the 95-year-old is "still critical but stable", according to a statement from the South African president's office.
"Doctors are still working hard to effect a turnaround and a further improvement in his health and to keep the former President comfortable," the statement says.
"President Jacob Zuma urges South Africa to continue praying for Madiba and to keep him in their thoughts at all times."
Mandela, who stepped down as the country's first black president in 1999, entered hospital on 8 June.
The anti-apartheid activist's lung infection is believed to date back to the period of nearly three decades he spent in prison, the BBC reminds.
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