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A Fox News has confirmed that former south African president Nelson Mandela is now on life support.
His family reportedly gathered by -- bedside the 94 year old he has spent.
Weeks in the -- really has a lung infection.
I've -- -- -- he's there live in Pretoria South Africa so Greg what is the latest on his condition.
-- we are just outside Pretoria hospital where Nelson -- being treated.
About a hundred yards from way from where we are.
The father of a South Africa as he is called the first black president here literally fighting for his life.
We have confirmed according to -- a family member of the Mandela's that in fact Nelson Mandela is on life support.
We also heard from a spokesman for the situation today saying that he is in very critical -- to condition.
So critical in fact that the president of of South Africa Jacob Zuma called off a one day trip outside of the country and has come here to visit.
Nelson Mandela he is just emerge and in fact.
There have been a bit of a roller coaster emotion that -- saying that he has stabilized today that he is better to the last time that he saw him last night.
But we've also been watching a stream of relatives go in and out of the hospital -- to say that he could be responding a bit but that it is not looking good Heather.
Can see behind -- there in your -- -- clearly large crowds have gathered.
From far away what is the scene like outside there.
Absolutely amazing out there we've just been here a couple of days we've been seeing hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people coming here leaving mementos you'll leaving respect to this man there was such a simple a picked up the fight against -- -- an icon for democracy for reconciliation.
For hope for peace they want to leave something with them they want him to hold on but as we've seen just the last couple days they are beginning to say beginning to think that this 94 year old man was given so much -- this country maybe it is time for him to -- not take a listen to what a few people told us a short while ago.
And snow day and -- must I must -- font knives that.
On any kind of lose him now what does he meant to you to your country is -- -- you know it's like -- gone to mean.
Is -- David Mason classic -- You know they wouldn't have been able to place.
I am laureates at the same time off -- accept it.
That's you might not come back you know he's at the command -- -- -- We just need to accept as a typical -- -- Obama has called Nelson Mandela -- own personal hero and an icon.
She is set to come here starting this weekend.
A there are no plans however for Obama to meet with the -- announcement actually that -- Greg -- -- reporting live for -- we will keep an -- on his condition -- little later in the week.
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