Mandela in prayers of South Africans

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South Africans prayed for Nelson Mandela's recovery on Sunday (June 9) as the 94-year-old former president spent a second day in hospital with a recurring lung infection.

Hundreds gathered to pray for him at Sunday Mass at the Regina Mundi Catholic church in the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SOWETO RESIDENT, MIRRIAM KHUBEKA, SAYING:

"We wish him a speedy recovery, we pray to God that he heals him."

The government had yet to give an update on his condition.

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