Zuma: Mandela responding to treatment

2013-06-12 14:33
President Jacob zuma (Picture: AFP)

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Cape Town - Former president Nelson Mandela is responding well to the treatment he is receiving, President Jacob Zuma told MPs on Wednesday.

"Madiba is responding better to treatment from this morning," he said, opening debate in the National Assembly on the presidency's budget vote.

Mandela’s condition improved on Wednesday morning following “a difficult few days”, Zuma has said.

Zuma said government appreciated the messages of support for Mandela that were coming in from all over the world.

"It is a pleasure to share Madiba with the global community."

He urged South Africans to continue to keep Mandela and his medical team in their thoughts and prayers.

Mandela has been receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection in a Pretoria hospital since Saturday.

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