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STILL AILING Mandela Said to Be in Critical Condition Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

Mandela Said to Be in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela has lapsed into critical condition, according to South African President Jacob Zuma. The former South African leader has been struggling to overcome a lung infection for the last two weeks at a Pretoria hospital. A government spokesman declined to give more information except to say that his condition is "worse than serious" and that he is "receiving intensive-care treatment." Mandela, who is 94 years old, has had a series of respiratory problems since contracting tuberculosis during his 27-year stint in prison for opposing apartheid.

June 23, 2013 6:48 PM