Update: Winnie is recovering.

By Drum Digital
18 April 2016

Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is recovering in hospital in Johannesburg after back surgery for spinal stenosis.

Neeran Naidoo, Director of Communications of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the request of the Mandela family has issued a statement regarding the struggle veteran's health update.

The statement says;

Her first surgery, for compression of the spinal nerve and pain relief took place on 8 March. It was followed by a second procedure on 14 April to assist with her recovery.

The family wishes to express its appreciation of the support they have received. They are grateful for the continuing respect for their privacy.

Madikizela-Mandela first underwent back surgery on the 8th of March, this was announced through a statement by her personal assistant Zodwa Zwane.

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