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South African President Zuma visits ailing Mandela

South African President Zuma visits ailing Mandela

HOUGHTON, South Africa, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma visited former President Nelson Mandela Monday at the ailing former leader's home in Houghton, officials said.

Panel to investigate deadly crash in S. Africa, offer possible changes

PRETORIA, South Africa, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A team has been named to investigate a multi-vehicle crash in which 29 people were killed in Mpumalanga province, South African officials said Tuesday.

South African man gets two life terms for rape, murder

SWELLENDAM, South Africa, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A South African man convicted of raping and brutally killing 17-year-old Anene Booysen was sentenced to two life terms in prison.

South African police release sketch of suspected child killer

DIEPSLOOT, South Africa, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- South African police Thursday released a sketch of a man suspected of killing two toddlers, who were found dead in a public toilet in Diepsloot township.

Two more toddlers found dead in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Two toddlers were found dead in an open field in South Africa's Gauteng province Wednesday and their mother was taken to an area hospital, police said.
Nelson Mandela responding well to treatment at home

Nelson Mandela responding well to treatment at home

HOUGHTON, South Africa, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is in good health, and is sitting up and visiting with family at home, his family said.

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Nelson Mandela sent home from the hospital to recover

PRETORIA, South Africa, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela was released from a Pretoria hospital Sunday but was still critically ill, a government statement said.

S. Africa denies report Mandela has been discharged from hospital

PRETORIA, South Africa, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized in Pretoria, the country's current president said Saturday.

Mandela, 95, remains hospitalized; condition is critical but stable

PRETORIA, South Africa, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former President Nelson Mandela remains in the hospital and his condition is critical, but stable, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.
Nelson Mandela still critical but showing improvement

Nelson Mandela still critical but showing improvement

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 30 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma asked businesses to support the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund to honor the former leader as he improves in the hospital. 

S. African President Zuma says Mandela shows steady improvement

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 22 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma said Monday former President Nelson Mandela was still in critical condition but was showing sustained improvement.
Hospitalized Nelson Mandela celebrates 95th birthday

Hospitalized Nelson Mandela celebrates 95th birthday

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 18 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela, South Africa's anti-apartheid icon hospitalized in Pretoria for more than a month, celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday.

So. African president Zuma: Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment'

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 12 (UPI) -- South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, 94, is "responding to treatment" at a Pretoria hospital, President Jacob Zuma said.
Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition

Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 5 (UPI) -- Former South African leader Nelson Mandela's doctors say he's in critical but stable condition, not a vegetative state as reported, the president's office said.

Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 4 (UPI) -- Former South African leader Nelson Mandela remained in critical but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital, President Jacob Zuma's office said Thursday.
Nelson Mandela remains critical while family fights over gravesite

Nelson Mandela remains critical while family fights over gravesite

PRETORIA, South Africa, July 1 (UPI) -- A grandson of Nelson Mandela vows to fight a court order to return the remains of three dead children of the South African icon to their original resting place.
Obama meets with Nelson Mandela's family in So. Africa

Obama meets with Nelson Mandela's family in So. Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met Saturday with the family of Nelson Mandela and discussed the anti-apartheid icon with South African President Jacob Zuma.

Prayer vigils held for South Africa's Nelson Mandela

PRETORIA, South Africa, June 28 (UPI) -- South Africans held a prayer vigil outside the former Soweto home of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who officials said remained in critical condition.
Obama: Civil society 'incredibly strong' in Senegal

Obama: Civil society 'incredibly strong' in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal, June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday "civil society ... is incredibly strong" in Senegal, the first stop on his tour of several African nations.
Nelson Mandela's condition improves overnight but still critical

Nelson Mandela's condition improves overnight but still critical

PRETORIA, South Africa, June 27 (UPI) -- The condition of ex-South African leader Nelson Mandela, reported to be on life support, improved but was still critical, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

Nelson Mandela still in critical condition

PRETORIA, South Africa, June 24 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is still in critical condition at a hospital in Pretoria, President Jacob Zuma said Monday.
Nelson Mandela hospitalized in critical condition

Nelson Mandela hospitalized in critical condition

PRETORIA, South Africa, June 23 (UPI) -- The South African government said Sunday night former President Nelson Mandela's condition has deteriorated to "critical."

New South African political party launches

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 22 (UPI) -- A new political party was launched in South Africa Saturday as part of an effort to end the 19-year rule of President Jacob Zuma's African National Congress.

Mandela's ambulance broke down, leaving him stranded for 40 minutes

PRETORIA, South Africa, June 22 (UPI) -- An ambulance taking Nelson Mandela to a hospital broke down, leaving the former South African president stranded for about 40 minutes, officials confirmed.
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