If it's Nelson Mandela's time to pass, we just want him to be as comfortable as possible. The problem is, we're getting conflicting reports out of South Africa as to how he's actually doing: some court documents say he's in a vegetative state, where another report says that's blatantly not true!
We don't know what to believe!
The first report says Mandela is being kept alive by a breathing machine — and this comes straight from court documents over his family's gravesite restoration. The phrase "impending death" and word "perilous" were also used, and here's what the authorized biographer said:
"He's basically gone. He's not there. He's not there."
This is weird, because we have a DIFFERENT source that disagrees with all of this! The South African government says he is in critical but stable condition, and that Mandela is not in a vegetative state, contrary to recent court documents!
Also, here's what a close friend said:
"Maybe he's recovered a bit and that's what I assume. The lawyers can say what they like. I'm telling you what I saw."
As the world watches, we're sure that Mandela's family want the situation to be as private as possible. It's just that Mr. Mandela was a huge inspiration to a lot of people around the world, and everyone is worried about him. Some actual updates — however small — would be REALLY appreciated to those watching and waiting!
We just hope some clarification comes soon!
[Image via AP Images.]
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