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FINAL DAYS Nelson Mandela on Life Support Schalk van Zuydam/AP

Nelson Mandela on Life Support

The former South African president’s health has deteriorated to a “perilous” state, according to court documents, as he is being kept alive by a breathing machine. “The anticipation of his impending death is based on real and substantial grounds,” said the documents, which were filed in the case that resulted in Mandela’s three deceased children being moved back to their original graves Thursday. An authorized biographer of Mandela said, “He’s basically gone. He’s not there. He’s not there.” The South African government has denied the reports, saying the national icon is in critical, but stable condition

July 4, 2013 5:52 PM