2010 world cup

2010 world cup

RSA: Singing and dancing for "tata" Mandela

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1. M/S Women singing and dancing for former South African president Nelson Mandela 2. M/S Children singing and dancing for Mandela 3. M/S Men singing and dancing for Mandela 4. C/U Letters, flowers and balloons secured to fence 5. C/U Poster with photo of Mandela and well-wishing messages 6. M/S Sign saying "Speedy recovery Tata Nelson Mandela" 7. W/S Signs and flags on the wall 8. M/S Woman writing letter 9. M/S Woman standing and writing letter 10. C/U Letter 11. M/S Man hanging letter against the wall 12. C/U Letter 13. M/S Children pointing to letters 14. M/S Hospital sign 15. W/S Hospital 16. W/S Traffic sign SCRIPT RSA: Singing and dancing for "Tata" Mandela Dozens of South Africans sing, dance, pray and write messages for former South African President Nelson Mandela in front of the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on Friday. Well-wishers posted their letters, along with flags and photos, in a large collage dedicated "Tata Madiba", a nickname given to the former leader by adoring admirers. The Nobel Prize winner and revolutionary anti-apartheid leader is battling a recurring lung infection dating back to his time in prison on Robben Island where he spent the majority of his 27-year incarceration. The Ninety-four-year-old has been hospitalised repeatedly since the beginning of 2011. On June 8 Mandela was brought to the hospital in Pretoria. He has been under intensive care since. According to the hospital his condition is "stable but serious". Nelson Mandela withdrew from public life almost a decade ago. He graced the FIFA 2010 World Cup final match, in which Spain defeated the Netherlands in Johannesburg, with his presence in a rare public appearance.