Zuma: Mandela is much better

2013-04-04 16:19
Nelson Mandela portrait (Picture: AFP)

Nelson Mandela portrait (Picture: AFP)

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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma visited Nelson Mandela in hospital on Thursday, and said the former president is responding well to treatment.

In a statement, Zuma said that he received a briefing from doctors which indicated continuous improvement in Mandela's condition.

"Madiba is stable and we are thankful that he is responding well to treatment and that he is much better.

"We remain thankful for all the support to the family during this difficult time," Zuma said in the statement.

The statement also said that Zuma met members of the mandela family who "also expressed their gratitude for the support from South Africans and people from all over the world".

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