Nelson Mandela

Mandela Facing 'Impending Death'

According to court documents

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JOHANNESBURG—Nelson Mandela is being kept alive by a breathing machine and faces "impending death," court documents show.

The former president's health is "perilous," according to documents filed in the court case that resulted in the remains of his three deceased children being reburied Thursday in their original graves.

"The anticipation of his impending death is based on real and substantial grounds," the court filing said.

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