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Nelson Mandela: Why Zuma cancelled a trip (+video)

Nelson Mandela: The health of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, continues in "very critical" condition. President Jacob Zuma cancelled a planned trip to neighboring Mozambique after visiting the revered former leader on Wednesday. 

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UPDATE: 8:05 a.m. Thursday.

South African President Jacob Zuma cancelled a trip to neighboring Mozambique on Thursday, intensifying speculation about a deterioration in the health of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who remains critically ill in the hospital.

Zuma made his decision not to leave the country after visiting the 94-year-old late on Wednesday in the Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment for a lung infection for nearly three weeks.

"Clearly the issue of seriousness has been such that President Jacob Zuma has cancelled his trip," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj told Talk Radio 702.


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