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Obama To Meet With Mandela Family

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will meet privately today with members of ailing Nelson Mandela’s family.

President Barack Obama (L) and first lady Michelle Obama (C) are greeted by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Mkoana-Mashabne after arriving at Waterkloof Air Force Base  in Pretoria, South Africa.
President Barack Obama (L) and first lady Michelle Obama (C) are greeted by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Mkoana-Mashabne after arriving at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa.(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The White House says the Obamas will not see the former South African president in the hospital.

The 94-year-old Mandela had been hospitalized for three weeks with a recurring lung infection. Obama is in South Africa as part of his weeklong trip. He’s scheduled to meet with South Africa’s president and speak to young people.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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