Obama to meet with Mandela family

06/29/2013 6:39 AM

07/02/2013 5:14 PM

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, will meet privately with members of the Mandela family to "offer their thoughts and prayers at this difficult time," according to the White House.

But, according to the White House, they will not visit Nelson Mandela in the hospital.

"Out of deference to Nelson Mandela’s peace and comfort and the family’s wishes, they will not be visiting the hospital," according to the White House.

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