Obama to meet Nelson Mandela's family

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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".