Mandela's family meets to resolve ongoing feud

Herdsmen guide their cattle past the house of former South African president Nelson Mandela, in the village of Qunu, on June 12, 2013. In the rural South African village where he once roamed as a boy, the lowered flags at Nelson Mandela's homestead are a constant reminder of his absence. Nelson Mandela was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on June 8, 2013, because of a recurring lung infection. South African President Jacob Zuma said today that Nelson Mandela is responding better to treatment, as the frail anti-apartheid hero spent a fifth day in hospital. AFP PHOTO / JENNIFER BRUCE (Photo credit should read JENNIFER BRUCE/AFP/Getty Images) JENNIFER BRUCE/AFP/Getty

(CBS News) Nelson Mandela remains critically ill Wednesday as well-wishers and supporters continue to gather outside of the Pretoria hospital where the former South African president has been receiving treatment for nearly three weeks.

On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said the 94-year-old former leader -- who was hospitalized on June 8 due to a recurring lung infection -- is "well-looked after and is comfortable" but the South African government has been relatively tight-lipped regarding Mandela's health status.

CBS News Debora Patta reports that 500 miles away from Pretoria, in Mandela's ancestral village of Qunu, there was a lot of activity on Monday.

Family members were observed inspecting a burial site in the area and CBS sources told Patta the meeting was called to resolve a bitter family feud over the removal of graves of other relatives from the site by Mandela's grandson.

Patta reports the meeting was tense, as the family wants to resolve the issue urgently.

Mandela has not been in Qunu for about six months due to his frequent hospital visits, but has often expressed a wish to return to the village where he was raised.

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