South Africa president says Mandela improved overnight; condition is critical but stable

  • by: CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 10:16 AM

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight and his condition remains critical but is now stable, the South African government said Thursday in a statement that brought a measure of relief to the country. One of the former president's daughters said he was still opening his eyes and reacting to the touch of his family even though his situation was precarious.

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