Court documents obtained by AFP News Agency show that doctors wanted to switch Nelson Mandela's life support off. The files, dated June 26th, describe the 94-year-old as being in a "vegetative state".
The anti-apartheid leader is being treated for a recurring lung infection at a Pretoria hospital. South African President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela this afternoon and says his condition "remains critical but stable".
Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, says he's "fine".