Nelson Mandela
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South African President Jacob Zuma says that Nelson Mandela's condition has improved, but still remains critical.

"He is much better today than he was when I saw him last night," Mr Zuma said after speaking to the 94-year-old's medical team.

South Africa's first Black president – an icon of the anti-apartheid struggle – has been in hospital in Pretoria since 8 June with a lung infection.

Mr Zuma cancelled a visit to Mozambique to visit Mr Mandela in hospital.



Meanwhile Mr Mandela's daughter Makaziwe said he was "still there" and responding to touch



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