Former president Nelson Mandela’s condition was “unchanged” on Monday morning, the presidency said in a statement.

“Former President Nelson Mandela remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged. Madiba was admitted on Saturday, 8 June 2013, for treatment in a Pretoria hospital for a lung infection,” the presidency said.

“President Jacob Zuma reiterates his call for South Africa to pray for Madiba and the family during this time,” it said.

This was the first update in more than 48 hours since the presidency announced on Saturday morning that Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition after being admitted to a Pretoria hospital in the early hours of that morning