Report: Mandela On Life Support

Source: News 24

Johannesburg – Former president Nelson Mandela is believed to be on life support as he remains in a critical condition in a Pretoria hospital, according to a report on Wednesday.

The Citizen spoke to “five highly-placed sources close to the family” who confirmed that Mandela is “breathing with the assistance of a life support ventilator”. Two of the unnamed sources had recently been to visit him in hospital.

The former president is also believed to be undergoing renal dialysis as he is suffering from kidney failure.

“He is on a ventilation life support and his kidney function is very low. He is critical, but has a entire team of doctors, from a cardiac specialist, pulmonary specialist, kidney specialist and a main consultant looking after him,” the source told The Citizen.

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