Family visits Madiba
Granddaughter Ndileka Mandela and three others visited the ailing statesman in hospital.
PRETORIA - It has been relatively quiet outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection.
Various family members visited the ailing 94-year-old statesman on Monday.
Madiba's granddaughter Ndileka Mandela was seen leaving the hospital earlier in the day.
Shortly before her departure, three more grandchildren stopped by to visit the global icon, who is spending a fifth week in hospital.
He was admitted to the facility on 8 June.
Outside the clinic, several people stopped to look at the posters and messages of support near the front entrance.
The Presidency maintains Madiba is in a stable but critical condition, despite reports that he is in a vegetative state.
The ANC Youth League on Sunday held a prayer service for Mandela at the Change Bible Church in Katlehong.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba attended the service.
Meanwhile, Madiba's wife Graça Machel has thanked the nation and the world for their support.
She has not left Madiba's bedside since his hospitalisation and has slept at the facility on a number of occasions.
This is Mandela's fourth hospitalisation since December.