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Nelson Mandela's ex-wife visits him at hospital

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Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and several other family members, including daughter Zinani Mandela, visited the former South African president and anti-apartheid hero at a Pretoria hospital on Monday (June 10).

Mandela, who is in hospital for a third day with a lung infection, is said to be "serious but stable," according to government statement.

It is Mandela's fourth hospital stay since December and the use of the word "serious" to describe his condition has intensified concerns about the health of a man revered around the world as a symbol of perseverance and reconciliation.

In a two-sentence statement, President Jacob Zuma repeated his call for the country to pray for the ailing 94-year-old.

However, among South Africa's 53 million people there is a growing realisation they will one day have to say goodbye to "Madiba", the clan name by which he is affectionately known.

At Mandela's home in Hou

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