Mandela improving - presidency

2012-12-17 15:50

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela's health is improving, the presidency said on Monday.

"I would urge you that unless we provide an update or new information... we should proceed in the knowledge that Madiba's health is improving," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.

President Jacob Zuma wished Mandela well on Sunday while delivering his speech at the ANC's 53rd elective conference in Mangaung.

Mandela, 94, was flown to a Pretoria hospital from his home in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, last weekend, for treatment of a recurring lung infection and to have gallstones removed.

"The procedure was successful and Madiba is recovering. The medical team decided to attend to a lung infection before determining when to attend to the gallstones," Maharaj said in a statement on Saturday.

Tests done after Mandela was hospitalised on 8 December revealed a recurrence of a lung infection and that he had developed gallstones.

  • gerhard.uys.7 - 2012-12-17 16:01

    Is he still very comfortable ?

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-17 16:02

    Zuma is a disease to the ANC which has affected Mandela.

      Lucky Ngidi - 2012-12-17 17:34

      hawu kahle bo do u hate zuma tht much

  • tuwanir - 2012-12-17 16:12

    This is good news. May he recover speedily. We love you, Tata!

  • desmond.drake.1 - 2012-12-17 16:59

    What date are they going to put on his death certificate.

      bosepa.bjampja - 2012-12-17 18:18

      You're an idiot...

      Mvuselelo Mnguni - 2012-12-17 19:35

      @ desmond drake,they will put a different date than the one they put on your leader Adolf Hitler and Eugene Terblanche U punk!!!

      mbambo.shi - 2012-12-17 21:25

      @Des, you have a point dude. Mandela is not immortal. Though he sacrificed alot of lives like their Jesus did, so as to have people live in harmony with togetherness, we still LOVES him.

      John - 2012-12-18 06:12

      I get your point but you are pushing the buttons of the illiterate sheeple. The government would never LIE to the people!

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-12-17 17:27

    The presidency said? How did they manage to do that standing in the que at the KFC just outside Bloem?

  • junior.jt.tyala - 2012-12-17 17:50

    Long Live!!!! Baba wethu, as south africans we are proud of you. May all people of South Africa have great heart like you. We thanking your family to have brought a person of your calibre. You are people's person. Thozamile Tyala

  • Shane Johns - 2012-12-17 18:05

    Desmond drake. you are a sick individual. such a great man and you make such a comment. people like you should even wish you had an ounce of His persona. you make me embarrassed to be a white south African. i hope you rot in hell.

      rupesh.hari.7 - 2012-12-18 00:46

      you get idiots in all races unfortunately, so no need to be embarrassed to be any race.

  • ancbasher - 2012-12-17 20:35

    I wish that Nelson Mandela was well enough to be at Mangaung and give every delegate a goeie SNOTKLAP for letting the party go to pieces as it has...

  • John - 2012-12-18 06:03

    Slime mouth maharaj is the PRESIDENCY? Shut up!

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