Obama to meet Nelson Mandela's family

  • 29 June 2013
Barack Obama lands in South Africa

US President Barack Obama will meet the family of Nelson Mandela, the White House has confirmed.

The president is in South Africa on a trip, where he's holding talks with South African president, Jacob Zuma.

White House officials confirmed that Obama will not visit Nelson Mandela himself, who is in a critical condition in hospital.

The US president has described Mr Mandela as a "hero for the world".