Mandela Said to Be in Critical Condition

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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.