Well-wishers Flock To Mandela's Pretoria Hospital

Well-wishers Flock To Mandela's Pretoria Hospital

Well-wishers continue to gather outside the hospital in Pretoria where former President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition.

They have been singing and saying prayers both outside the hospital and at his former home in Soweto.

People are anxious about his health but also want to express pride in the man many consider the father of the nation, the BBC's Karen Allen reports.

South Africa's first black president is suffering from a lung infection.

The 94-year-old icon of the anti-apartheid struggle has now spent 20 days in hospital.

President Jacob Zuma - who cancelled a visit to Mozambique on Thursday to visit Mr Mandela in hospital - said his condition had improved, but still remained critical.

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