Mandela getting 'stronger' by the day

By admin
12 August 2013

Hospitalised former president Nelson Mandela is becoming more alert by the day, even managing to sit up in a chair, his youngest daughter Zindzi Mandela told the SABC on Friday.

Mandela, who spent his 95th birthday at the Last month the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria is said to be responding well to treatment.

"He’s fine, Tata now manages to sit up, like now he sits up in a chair for a few minutes in a day, every day you know he becomes more alert more responsive. Tata is determined not to go anywhere anytime soon, I cannot stress this enough. People must stop saying to the family let go let go, we are just looking at this man who is saying I’m not going anywhere," said Zindzi.

“You know he just doesn't have the strength of a man, he just has the strength that is beyond anything that can be explained.” Zindzi told News24.

Although visits by the public have dwindled since the initial panic over the iconic statesman's health many still make the journey to the hospital.