Aug 31 2013
The office of South Africa's president has said that Nelson Mandela remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.
The statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma followed reports that Mr Mandela had been released from the hospital. The update on the 95-year-old anti-apartheid hero's condition is unchanged from last week, when Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela showed "great resilience" although at times he was unstable.
Mr Mandela was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 with what officials said was a recurring lung infection.
Mr Mandela spent 27 years as a prisoner under apartheid and then emerged to negotiate an end to white minority rule before becoming president in the country's first all-race elections in 1994.