Today (27.06.13) marks the 20th day that former President Nelson Mandela has spent at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria due to a recurring lung infection.
Mandela family members have been arriving at the hospital where the former president is said to be on life support. In an exclusive interview with the SABC Madiba's eldest daughter, Makaziwe Mandela, has revealed that her father is critically ill.
"I re-iterate that Tata is very critical that anything is imminent. But I want to emphasise again that it's only God who knows when the time to go is and so we will wait with him, withTata, as long for us as a family, he's still giving us hope opening his eyes he's still reactive to touch we will live with that hope until the final end comes."
The status of his health has drawn the attention of world leaders, celebs and of course, the general public - many of whom have taken to Twitter to express their well wishes and prayers for Madiba: