South Africa Mandela Last Hours

December 8, 2013 - 2:04 PM
Veteran politician and President of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Bantu Holomisa speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Holomisa a close family friend who visited Nelson Mandela in his last hours says he wasn't on life support, appeared to be calmly sleeping and that it was obvious he was "giving up" in what would be his last struggle. Bantu Holomisa, who has known Mandela since his liberation from prison in 1990, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he had been called to Mandela's house by the family on Thursday because of Mandela's deteriorating condition. When he arrived, about 20 Mandela family members were gathered there. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)