Nelson Mandela can no longer breathe unassisted and is currently on life support, according to a new report.
The former South African president and world-beloved statesman has been hospitalized for over three weeks following a recurring lung infection, and his health has been critical for the past four days.
A government official reportedly told CNN about the situation on Wednesday afternoon, but refused to elaborate further, citing doctor confidentiality rules.
South Africans have been gathering around the Medclinic Heart hospital in Pretoria to pay their respects to their 94- year old hero, and his kinsmen has been reportedly informed to get prepared for his death.
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