President meets privately with Mandela family

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met privately with the family of Nelson Mandela Saturday.

The meeting took place at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, which is part of the former South African president's foundation.

The White House didn't say which Mandela family members the Obamas met with.

The president and first lady will not meet with the ailing 94-year-old Mandela, who is hospitalized with a lung infection. The White House says that decision was made in accordance with the Mandela family's wishes.

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