Nelson Mandela: Obama plays down possible visit
28 June 2013 Last updated at 22:14 BST
US President Barack Obama has played down expectations he would visit former South African President Nelson Mandela in hospital after arriving in the country.
Mr Obama's plane landed at a military airbase near Pretoria on Friday and he told reporters during the flight over that he "didn't need a photo op".
Fergal Keane reports from Pretoria.