Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

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(CNN) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition in a hospital in Pretoria, the president’s office said. Mandela’s condition worsened in the past 24 hours.

Mandela, 94, has been in serious but stable condition since being rushed to a Pretoria hospital June 8 with a recurring lung infection.

Mandela has been in and out of hospitals in recent years. Each episode has sparked renewed health concerns.

He has not appeared in public since South Africa hosted the World Cup in 2010.

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