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TODAY   |  August 08, 2013

Clintons plan to meet with Mandela’s wife

Former president Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea are in South Africa on a humanitarian trip focusing on HIV/AIDS, where aides say they plan to meet with Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, privately.

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>>> former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea are in south africa where there is still great concern today about the health of nelson mandela . ron allen is in south africa with more. ron, good morning.

>> reporter: good morning to you, natalie. yes, it's day 62 for nelson mandela here at the clinic. still stable but critical. very little information about his condition. the clintons are not trying to meet mr. mandela here at the hospital. they do intend to try to meet his wife privately. two families are very close, this dates back to the time in the 1990s when mr. clinton and mr. mandela were both president of their countries. it's a close relationship. they've been here visiting numerous humanitarian projects that their foundation supports. here is the hiv/ aids epidemic and the clintons are behind a project to get life-saving medications to millions and millions of more people. it's a successful project that the clintons are proud of. it's also a project inspired by nelson mandela . still here at the hospital again, the vigil continues for the ailing anti-apartheid icon. back to you.

>> ron allen in pretoria, thank