Nelson Mandela improving in hospital

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Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

PRETORIA – Nelson Mandela improving in hospital. The South African President in a statement issued today says he has been advised by the doctors that former President Nelson Mandela had a restful day and continues to receive treatment.

The Government is satisfied that the doctors are providing the former President with the best medical care possible to enable his recovery and comfort. They have reported a further improvement in his condition.
President Zuma has thanked the thousands of South Africans who prayed for Madiba at various Easter church services during the weekend.
“We also thank all people at home and around the world, who continue to keep Madiba and his family in their thoughts and to show their love and support in various ways. We also thank foreign governments for their messages of support.” commented President Zuma.
A spokesperson for the President commented “Doctors advised that due to the lung infection, former President Mandela had developed a pleural effusion which was tapped. This has resulted in him now being able to breathe without difficulty.”
The 94 year old former President of South Africa has suffered from lung infections since his imprisonment in the 1960s and 1970s.