Mandela Remains in Intensive Care as South Africa Prays

World | June 10, 2013, Monday // 15:13|  views

Nelson Mandela. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela remained in intensive care Monday, two days after he was hospitalized with a recurring lung infection.

Mandela, 94, was admitted to a Pretoria hospital early on Saturday.

Later in the day, the South African president's office said the 94-year-old former leader was in a "serious but stable condition."

After offering no updates for 48 hours, the government said Monday that Mandela's condition was "unchanged,” CNN informs.

On Sunday, South Africans offered prayers at church services, and well-wishes poured in for Mandela from across the world.

It is the third time this year the former South African leader has been admitted to hospital.

Mandela served as South Africa's first black President from 1994 to 1999 and is regarded by many as the father of the nation for leading the struggle against apartheid.

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