Hospitalized former South African President Nelson Mandela is making steady improvement and "is much better" than he was when doctors admitted him for a recurring lung infection last week, the country's presidential office said Wednesday.
The 94-year-old Mandela, South Africa's first black president, received treatment for pneumonia over the weekend after being admitted to a hospital on March 27, a government spokesman has said.FULL STORY
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is conscious after his admission to a hospital for a recurring lung infection, the president's office said Thursday.
Mandela, 94, was admitted to the hospital just before midnight Wednesday, his second hospitalization this month.
The anti-apartheid icon and nation's first black president has become increasingly frail over the years, and he has not appeared in public since 2010.FULL STORY
Former South African President Nelson Mandela, at home after a long hospital stay, is alert and playing with his grandchildren, his granddaughter Zaziwe Manaway told CNN exclusively Friday.
Mandela, who is 95, is aware of social media rumors that he's close to death, Manaway said. "That is absolutely not true. My grandfather is well," she said. "It can be very very hurtful for us to hear these messages out there in the social media that our grandfather is going to go home to die. It is insensitive."FULL STORY