Nelson Mandela

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Stones with messages of support lie in front of a statue of Nelson... News PhotoCape Town,Drakenstein Correctional Centre,Former,Human Interest,Message,Nelson Mandela,Paarl,People,President,South Africa,Statue,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPStones with messages of support lie in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela, former South African President, and Nobel Peace Laureate, outside Drakenstein Prison, on 10 June 2013, close to Paarl, about 75Km from Cape Town. The 94 year-old former statesman has been admitted to hospital with a recurring lung infection, and a spokesman describes his condition as 'serious, but stable'. This prison was where Mandela ended his 27 years of imprisonment, and walked out a free man in 1990. The messages include, in Afrikaans, 'God's greatest gift for SA' and 'God bless our land and her people'. AFP PHOTO /RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)