Prayers for Nelson

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...

Mandela not so long ago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has just been reported that former revolutionary and South African President Nelson Mandela’s health status has been downgraded from serious to critical.

Mandela is being treated in a Pretoria hospital for a recurring respiratory infection and has been there for several weeks—he made headlines when the ambulance transporting him from Johannesburg to Pretoria broke down on the way to his third hospital stay this year.

In other words, things aren’t looking good for the 94-year-old Mandela. And a life that included civil rights/anti-apartheid activism, unfair imprisonment and appointment as the first black South African president may soon be coming to an end. I hope not and will try to stay positive, of course, but I’m also realistic. Ninety-four years is a long time…

Posted on June 23, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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