Zuma reportedly cancels trip after late night visit to ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela. (Google Images)
Zuma reportedly cancels trip after late night visit to ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela. (Google Images)

AllAfrica.com is reporting that South African president Jacob Zuma has canceled a trip to Mozambique for a Southern African Development Community Infrastructure Investment Summit scheduled for tomorrow.  AllAfrica.com reports:

“South African President Jacob Zuma paid a late-night visit Wednesday to the hospital where Nelson Mandela is critically ill. Zuma’s office announced soon afterwards he was cancelling a trip to neighboring Mozambique on Thursday.

These developments follow reports earlier Wednesday – unconfirmed by Zuma’s office – that Mandela is on artificial life support.

Johannesburg’s Citizen newspaper said it has been told by five sources close to the Mandela family – including two who have visited him – that Mandela is breathing with the help of a ventilator.

Later, Agence France-Presse reported Napilisi Mandela, a family member who had visited Mandela, as saying: ‘Yes, he is using machines to breathe… It is bad, but what can we do.’

Read more at AllAfrica.com.

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