Mandela Family Seeks Privacy in Former President's Health Battle

Nelson Mendela continues fight against recurring lung infection; family asks for privacy.
1:23 | 06/09/13

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In south africa, nelson mandela's family, his daughter talking about his latest health scare. Saying, I've seen my father. He's well. He's a fighter. As a nation prays for an icon. Abc's brandi hitt is in south africa tonight. Reporter: Nelson mandela's family drove past reporters at the hospital, where the 94-year-old former president has spent the last two days battling a reoccurring lung infection. We are requesting the world to be with us. describe mandela's fight for his life. ♪ Reporter: And a nation joined in prayer, with families throughout south africa attending church services this sunday, putting his fate in god's hands. I don't know but god knows. Even the doctors don't know. Reporter: Mandela has been hospitalized four times in the last six months. And has always battled back. But this video captured in april shows the frail civil rights icon, unresponsive. Leaving many to acknowledge the inevitable for the first time publicly. Even mandela's long-time friends are now speaking openly, saying it's time to let him go. We're told mandela's wife continues to remain by his side. And while his family is optimistic about his recovery, they're also asking for privacy,

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