More visitors for Madiba

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and daughter Zindzi visited the ailing former president on Wednesday.

A painter with one of his drawings of the Iconic former statement Nelson Mandela. Picture:Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

PRETORIA - Former president Nelson Mandela's family members have gathered at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on Wednesday afternoon.

This as the 94-year-old spends a 19th day in hospital where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection.

Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and daughter Zindzi visited the statesman.

Madiba's wife Gra├ža Machel has been at his side for the majority of his hospitalisation and has been sleeping at the facility.

Mandela's personal physician Vejaynand Ramlakan also visited earlier on Wednesday.

It is still not clear whether a delegation of AbaThembu elders from the Eastern Cape will also visit the ailing former president.

Outside the facility, ordinary South Africans continued to voice their support for Mandela, leaving messages and flowers at the entrance of the hospital.

This is Madiba's fourth hospitalisation since December.

According to reports, the Mandela family on Tuesday held a private meeting in Qunu in the Eastern Cape to discuss "sensitive matters".

The family said talks were strictly confidential.

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa also attended the meeting.

At the same time, the Presidency said Madiba's condition remained unchanged.

Mandela has been in critical condition since Sunday evening.