BLANTYRE – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has opened an exhibition about the life of the country’s first black leader, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg.
Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential briefcase and handwritten notes are among the items on display at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.
Zuma earlier visited Mandela, 95, at his Johannesburg home, where he is receiving intensive care.
Reports say Mandela remains in a stable but critical condition.
The statement was issued after Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela said he was unable to speak but used facial expressions to communicate.
Tubes that are being used to clear his lungs prevent him from speaking.
“He remains very sensitive to any germs, so he has to be kept literally sterile,” Winnie Madikizela-Mandela told South Africa’s Sunday Independent newspaper in an article published Sunday.