Mandela making 'steady improvement'

By Drum Digital
03 April 2013

Former president Nelson Mandela continues to make steady improvement in hospital, where he is being treated after contracting pneumonia, the presidency said on Wednesday.

"His doctors say he continues to respond satisfactorily to treatment and is much better now than when he was admitted to hospital on the 27th of March 2013," presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"He has been visited by family and continues to make steady progress."

Mandela was admitted to hospital late last Wednesday.

Since then the 94-year-old former statesman has had fluid drained from his lungs to ease his breathing.

-by Sapa

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