Nelson Mandela remains in stable condition, still on life support

The world was still holding its breath Friday as Nelson Mandela fought to live on.

Mandela was in critical but stable condition, the South African government insisted Friday, refuting earlier reports that the hospitalized anti-apartheid hero was on death’s door.

South Africa was steeling itself to mourn Mandela after a court document, filed last week in a case involving Mandela family graves said affidavits from doctors, would show that the Nobel Peace Prize winner “is in a permanent vegetative state.”

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But the government Friday called the claim false, and a close friend said Mandela was conscious and alert when he visited the leader Monday.

Mandela, who was hospitalized on June 8 with a lung infection, is on life support.

But close pal Denis Goldberg told Sky News on Friday that Mandela was responsive.

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