BREAKING:  CNN is reporting that former South African president Nelson Mandela is on life support.

My heart just sank and tears welled up in my eyes. I know Nelson Mandela is coming to the end of his life, but it is still sad.

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the government said Mandela’s doctors “continue to do their best to ensure his recovery, well-being and comfort.”

As the nation remained on edge, police barricaded the street leading to the hospital’s main entrance. Well-wishers hung balloons, stuffed animals and messages of support along the wall outside his Pretoria hospital. Crowds hovering nearby sang “Where is Mandela?” Source: CNN