Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical Condition

ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition at a hospital in Pretoria, South African President Jacob Zuma, said in a statement Tuesday.

In a statement, Zuma’s office said, “doctors continue to do their best to ensure his recovery, well-being and comfort.”

“We must support him and support his family. We must demonstrate our love and appreciation for his leadership during the struggle for liberation and in our first few years of freedom and democracy by living out his legacy and promoting unity, non-racialism, non-sexism and prosperity in our country,” Zuma said.

Over the weekend, Mandela's health took a turn for the worse and his condition became critical.  The 94-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner had been listed in "serious but stable condition" since he was admitted to the hospital on June 8 for a recurring lung infection.

News of Mandela's worsening condition came after a week in which there were several statements that his health was improving.

Mandela will turn 95 next month.

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