Madikizela-Mandela arrives at hospital
A girl reads messages of support outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated in Pretoria June 28, 2013. Former South African President Nelson Mandela is showing a "great improvement" in his health compared to a few days ago, his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, said on Friday."I'm not a doctor but I can say that from what he was a few days ago there is great improvement," she told reporters. Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela visited the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on Sunday afternoon where former president Nelson Mandela remained critically ill.
Further down Park Street, cars parked on pavements as parents brought their children and more people came to leave their well wishes at the shrine for the ailing former statesman. Small children carrying colourful cards, balloons and flowers walked excitedly to the entrance along Celliers street where a tribute to Mandela was formed with flags, posters, cards, balloons, flowers, teddy bears and artwork.
She put down flowers and a card that read "I love you Madiba". A while later a boy shouted amazed as he pointed to the wall: "Look, all the people love Mandela".
The shrine, which continues to grow, was started after Mandela was admitted to the hospital with a recurring lung infection on June 8. On Sunday afternoon, church groups, choirs and people streamed to the hospital.
A group of about eight bikers came on their motorcycles to drop of cards and a signed T-shirt but were stopped from entering Celliers street. The men and women parked their bikes on Park Street and walked to the hospital's entrance.
Before leaving they entertained the crowd on Park Street by revving the bikes. Two different choir groups from Pretoria and surrounding areas gathered at the entrance where they sang a few songs.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online