President Zuma says Madiba is responding to treatment

South Africa
Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on 13 June 2013. Former president Nelson Mandela is being treated at the hospital for a recurring lung infection. Picture: Lenyaro Sello/eNCA. Picture:

PRETORIA - Former president Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but is still in a critical but stable condition, the presidency said on Wednesday.

"We are encouraged that Madiba is responding to treatment and urge the public to continue providing support and showering him with love which gives him and the family strength," Zuma said in a statement.

Zuma visited Mandela in hospital on Wednesday evening.

The elder statesman was spending his 33rd day at the MediClinic Heart hospital for treatment of a recurring lung infection.

He was admitted on June 8.

-Sapa

COMMENTS

     

LATEST STORIES

A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington, D.C.
Rafael Nadal began his bid for a record ninth title at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 defeat of journeyman Albert Ramos.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir dismissed General James Hotmai from his position as the head of the country's army on Wednesday.

TOP STORIES view all

The father of the three children who died in a London home -- allegedly at the hands of their South African mom -- was in Cape Town at the time of their death.
Kingston police say specialist detectives are working on the murders of three siblings in New Malden, London.
A South African woman was arrested after three young children believed to be suffering from life-limiting genetic disorders were found dead in a London house.

NEWS STREAMcloseview all

This is the overlay

eNCA Subscriptions

Close