The emotional pain and practical demands facing Nelson Mandela’s family are universal: confronting the final days of an elderly loved one. There are no rules for how or when the end may arrive. Some choose to let go with little medical interference; others seek aggressive treatment. Mandela’s status as a respected global figure only complicates the situation, doctors and end-of-life experts say.
South Africa’s president says that Nelson Mandela remains in serious but stable condition during his fourth day in the hospital.
Nelson Mandela spent Saturday night in hospital in a “serious but stable” condition with a renewed lung infection that has triggered worldwide concern for the South African hero.
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president, has been admitted to a hospital with a recurring lung infection, South Africa said Thursday.
Venezuela’s government accused opposition leaders of waging a “psychological war” to destabilize the country, as its cancer-stricken president, Hugo Chavez, battles a serious lung infection.