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Mandela doctor advises family to turn off life support

Thursday, July 04, 2013 | 11:54 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Doctors treating Nelson Mandela said that he was in a "permanent vegetative state'' and advised his family to turn off his life support machine.

According to a report from WWW.news.com the doctors said "he is in a permanent vegetative state and is assisted in breathing by a life support machine. 

"The Mandela family have been advised by the medical practitioners that his life support machine should be switched off,'' the report said.

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