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Mandela still critical but 'stable': granddaughter

Former South African president Nelson Mandela pictured in London on June 26, 2008. Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital in Pretoria, granddaughter Ndileka Mandela told AFP Tuesday, adding that the anti-apartheid icon was "stable".AFP/File

Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital in Pretoria, granddaughter Ndileka Mandela told AFP Tuesday, adding that the anti-apartheid icon was "stable".

"He is stable," Ndileka said by telephone from Qunu, where members of his close family had gathered.