Nelson Mandela’s condition is “very critical” and “anything is imminent”, his daughter Makaziwe Mandela has said.
“I can reiterate that Tata [father] is very critical, that anything is imminent, but I want to emphasise again that it is only God who knows when the time to go is,” she told broadcaster SAFM on Thursday.
She said Mandela was responding to touch.
“I won’t lie, it doesn’t look good. But as I say, if we speak to him, he responds and tries to open his eyes. He’s still there. He might be waning off, but he’s still there,” she said.
“I think for us, as his children and grandchildren, we still have this hope because when you talk to him he will flutter and try and open his eyes.”
Makaziwe, Mandela’s eldest daughter, also lambasted foreign media for violating her father’s privacy, in an outburst in which she described journalists camping outside family homes and trying to