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Mandela in a 'vegetative state'

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8:20 AM - 5 Jul 2013



 

Doctors treating Nelson Mandela have been forced to deny a claim he is in a "permanent vegetative state."

The claim was made in court papers by a lawyer representing close members of his family.

Members of Mr Mandela's large family have been engaged in a war of words over his legacy.

They were called on last night by his former ally, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, not to "besmirch" his name.



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