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

The number has been rising since Saturday, when divers managed to get inside the sunken vessel.
Leaders of different political parties were on Sunday attending a church service at the Tyrannus Apostolic Church in De Deur.
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back and landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport because one of the tyres on its main landing gear burst during takeoff.

TOP STORIES view all

The group has asked officials to help residents from an informal settlement in Hout Bay who have been left homeless through their dwellings.
Inkatha Freedom Party councillor Neliswa Nzuza was stabbed to death in full view of congregants attending a church service on Friday.
At least thirteen Nepalese mountain guides died in the avalanche on Mount Everest.

NEWS STREAMcloseview all

This is the overlay

eNCA Subscriptions

Close