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Nelson Mandela health: Is media interest justified?

The world's media is watching South Africa for news about the health of former president, Nelson Mandela.

Mr Mandela's condition is still described as critical, but stable.

His eldest daughter Makaziwe Mandela has criticised the international media camped outside his hospital in the capital Pretoria, calling them "vultures".

But does the public interest in the story justify their presence?

Focus on Africa's Nomsa Maseko reports.

  • 28 Jun 2013
  • From the section Africa
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