Friends say it’s time to let former South African President Nelson Mandela go. He remains hospitalized two days after he was hospitalized in South Africa. His condition remains “serious but stable.”
This is the fourth time Mandela, 94, has been hospitalized for a recurring lung infection. A friend, according to CNN, said it’s time to let him go. The front page of South Africa’s Sunday Times read, “It’s time to let him go.”
“You have been coming to the hospital too many times. Quite clearly you are not well and there is a possibility you might not be well again,” Mandela’s longtime friend Andrew Mlangeni told the paper, according to CNN.
“Once the family releases him, the people of South Africa will follow. We will say thank you, God, you have given us this man, and we will release him too,” Mlangeni said.
Not all South African agree. In a previous article, Mamoshomo Tswai, a trader in Pretoria said “As long as Tata [father] is still alive then poor people like me, people who are down down, single mothers like me, we still have hope.”
“South Africa is nothing without him.”