Nightly News   |  June 23, 2013

Mandela in critical condition

Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s health has taken a turn for the worse and is now in critical condition, NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

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>>> mandela's condition has worsened now in critical condition . keers simmons is outside the hospital in ka toria.

>> reporter: good evening. his condition has gotten worse in the last 24 hours according to tonight's statement. they're making the announcement that he is now critical after meeting with nelson mandela 's wife here at the hospital. she's been bsds his hospital bed for the last two weeks. meanwhile, other family members have been visiting him almost every day. in the statement the doctors say they're doing everything possible.