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Friday 19 September 2014

'His time is coming': world gathers to bid farewell to Madiba

Published 28/06/2013 | 05:00

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NELSON Mandela was last night responding to touch and trying to open his eyes, according to family members holding a vigil at his bedside in a Pretoria hospital. The former South African president, known as Madiba, was said to have improved – though he was still in critical condition – after 24 hours during which his life hung in the balance. "His time is coming," said one of the hundreds of supporters who gathered outside the hospital. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren (above) collected bunches of flowers left by well-wishers. Full Story: Pages 2 and 3

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NELSON Mandela was last night responding to touch and trying to open his eyes, according to family members holding a vigil at his bedside in a Pretoria hospital. The former South African president, known as Madiba, was said to have improved – though he was still in critical condition – after 24 hours during which his life hung in the balance. "His time is coming," said one of the hundreds of supporters who gathered outside the hospital. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren (above) collected bunches of flowers left by well-wishers. Full Story: Pages 2 and 3

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