Former South African President Nelson Mandela hospitalized in intensive care

Posted at 6:11 AM, Jun 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-11 06:11:18-04

At this hour, Nelson Mandela is in intensive care.

People in South Africa appear to be preparing for the passing of their beloved former president, Nelson Mandela.

The global Civil Rights icon was hospitalized over the weekend, the fourth time since December.

The 94-year-old has had recurring lung problems, dating back to his 27-years as a political prisoner.

He contracted tuberculosis in prison, and has had chronic lung problems since then.