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Nelson Mandela Put On Life Support As Health Continues To Decline

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nelson mandela on life support as health continues to decline

Well this is not what we wanted to hear at all.

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized for the past few weeks with a recurring lung infection and last we heard he was in critical condition.

Things apparently haven't gotten any better as officials are now reporting that the 94-year-old has been put on life support.

Supporters continue to swarm to the Pretoria hospital where he is staying to send their love and messages of encouragement.

Nelson's family had a meeting at his childhood home where an archbishop was on hand to say a few prayers and wished for a "peaceful, perfect end" for the former president. His family didn't have any discussions regarding a funeral.

We hope that everyone continues to send their love and support to the Mandela family and hopefully he can make a full recovery soon.

[Image via XPOSURE/Ramey Pix.]

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6 comments to “Nelson Mandela Put On Life Support As Health Continues To Decline”

  1. ss says – reply to this


    why do you want him to recover? he is a great man but he's 94 and it's his time to pass. Americans and their pathological fear of death, it's not "nice" to say you hope he will get better. It's odd. This fear of death breeds a superficial and immature culture. I hope he goes in complete peace.

  2. 2

    for God's sake let him die is peace already…
    all this life support is torture…pure torture.
    not for patient's sake…only for survivors sake.
    selfish, pure selfishness of survivors.

  3. ILOVEMOM says – reply to this


    Mr. Mandela is a great man he went through a lot in life and made it through with god help, but he is 94 years old and its time to let him go home (heaven) and putting him on life support is doing nothing but to avoiding what is going to happen eventually. I know how the Mandela family feel having losing my Mother (79) in March. My Mom's wish to us was that towards the end do not put her on life support, as she believed that just as everybody is born into this world everybody is eventually going to die, She told us that she lived a full and happy life and that she was lucky to have been living for 79 years in generally good health until she got sick. So when my Mother eventually went home it was peaceful and the way she wanted to go. I not saying that it is easy because it is not we all miss her, but we let her because it was her time to go.

  4. Elizabeth says – reply to this


    Re: ILOVEMOM – I agree with you 100%. He is 94 years old, and his family is just avoided and dragging out the inevitible. Let him go in peace!
    I can see sometimes how it may be hard for family to let a loved one go or make a choice on thier life based on what's better for them, but we have to do what's best for the person so they are in peace.
    Sorry to hear about your mother ILOVEMOM…she knows how much you miss and love her.

  5. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: ILOVEMOM – So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, hope you can find peace.
    I had to take my beloved husband and soul mate of 32 years off life support, the hardest decision I ever had to make.

  6. Charlize says – reply to this


    Re: Elizabeth – It's African tradition that you keep the dying until they say to let them leave, that they are done or that a doctor says it's time (which doesn't happen all that time) or he just gives out and dies. This tradition shows respect to the man. And yes, he's quite old but he's an amazing man and he's done a lot for South Africa and the world, that's why it's hard for us to let go. If a spokesman tells the public that he's in pain, then we need to learn to let him go. They say he's coming to an end and when that day comes it will be one of the most painful, however, we have to celebrate his life and all the good he's done for South Africa and the world. We love you, Madiba!