Nelson Mandela's Condition Worsens

Former president of South Africa, 94, is in critical condition, surrounded by family.
0:55 | 06/24/13

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And tonight, the world is offering prayers for nelson mandela, the south african freedom fighter has taken an for the worse. The 94-year-old in critical condition tonight as he battles a lung infection. And ron claiborne is there. Reporter: We're getting very few details about the condition of nelson mandela except that it's not changed. The south african president said today, he's getting the best medical care, battling a lung infection which has hospitalized him now for 17 days. Zuma said that over the weekend, mandela's health it taken a turn for the worse. This is a cause of great concern in this country of 50 million. Indeed around the world for whom nelson mandela is an almost mythic figure and all the more startling, because days ago we were told he was getting better. Tonight nelson mandela lies in a hospital bed here in pretoria, as millions around the world pray and wait.

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