Obamas to meet Mandela family, won't visit hospital

  • Reuters, Pretoria
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  • Updated: Jun 29, 2013 13:28 IST

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will meet on Saturday with members of the family of South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela who is critically ill in hospital, the White House said.

"Out of deference to Nelson Mandela's peace and comfort and the family's wishes, they will not be visiting the hospital," the White House added in a statement.

 

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