Mandela 'looking much better' - Zuma

2012-12-25 12:17

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela is looking much better after more than two weeks in hospital, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

Zuma, who visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero on Christmas Day, said in a statement that doctors were happy with the progress he is making.

"We found him in good spirits.

"He was happy to have visitors on this special day and is looking much better. The doctors are happy with the progress that he is making," said Zuma.

Zuma last week described Mandela's condition as serious.

However, periodic statements from the Presidency continue to stress that the veteran politician is responding to treatment.

No date has been given for his release from hospital.

  • Shane Prins - 2012-12-25 12:33

    zuma is lying...

      smart.ncube.96 - 2012-12-25 12:40


      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-25 13:08


      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-25 14:24

      @Shane Prins - There's no conspiracy here. We can only hope that JZ's visit to Madiba reminds JZ of what he's supposed to be doing....

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-25 17:31

      Wolfie, no conspiracy perhaps, bu Zipper's lips were moving...

      johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-12-25 21:16

      and how would you know ???? brandy and coke talking ??

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-27 19:02

      Mandela looking much better than Zuma.

  • dooms.mafura - 2012-12-25 12:46

    I wish you a speedy recovery, i wish i was near you changing batteries for sweet melodies of xmas songs. Oscar Setlogolo sa Mosehla Ga-Marishane

  • jannie.visagie.35 - 2012-12-25 12:47

    How can we believe zuma.

  • jannie.visagie.35 - 2012-12-25 12:49

    One can't believe anything zuma say...

      muzi.mbatha.940 - 2012-12-25 14:07

      Only boeremag don't believ him we victimz of apartheid we do believ him

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-25 17:34

      Oh Muzi, your are a victim of delusional thinking... Apartheid has been dead for 20 years...

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-27 19:09

      @ muzi ENGLISH OR ZULU OR ANY OTHER LANGUAGE PLEASE, that one, I do not understand.!!!

  • Ezio Auditore - 2012-12-25 13:04

    Imagine if Mandela died on Christmas, his death will forever be associated with the birth of Christ or the birth of Newtown.

  • Prince Kgwale - 2012-12-25 13:16

    Who still trust Zuma? Even if he can predict correct lotto numbers none can bet with them. Zuma is a disgrace to our country sis! If Mandela's health status will always be mentioned together with Zuma's name i get disgusted to a point where it seems like i don't care about our icon.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-25 13:43

      My sangoma says if Madiba was aware of his surroundings, he would have told Zuma to piss off to Nkandla and spend his Xmas trying to remember the names of all his numerous spawns

      muzi.mbatha.940 - 2012-12-25 13:58

      Prince whr yu stay broe ppl a voting 4 Zuma in numbers it meanz da majority trust him n by da way its xmas stp yo hatred speech 4 a dae my black/white brother wonder wh yu tryng 2 plz 4 sure white minority

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-25 17:35

      Muzi, get an education...

      prakash.singh.169 - 2012-12-26 15:56


  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-12-25 13:20

    so says dr. zuma!

      Terrie Ferrarri - 2012-12-25 14:24

      yes dr zuma. so what? we are nt going back

  • Phendula - 2012-12-25 13:25

    happy xmas tata

  • njabulom - 2012-12-25 14:21

    I truly hopes Tata does get well. Good to hear he is looking better.

  • Terrie Ferrarri - 2012-12-25 14:26

    you calling the president of thiz country an idiot?

  • Terrie Ferrarri - 2012-12-25 14:30

    Amandlaaaaaaaah! phanze ka apartheid phanze

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-25 14:31

    FOR HEAVENS SAKE "ZUMA" STOP REPEATING URSELF PLUS STOP LYING - Have a good look at Mandela, put your glasses on and stop smoking your "DAGGA" FLYING HIGH AS USUAL - u dickhead!!

      Terrie Ferrarri - 2012-12-25 14:40

      you cn swear n do what,zuma is the president of this country...the people shall be free.gone are those days blacks were treated like animals.the power is back and this time it s black..AMANDLAAAH!

      muzi.mbatha.940 - 2012-12-25 14:40

      Annie shutup yu double dickhead wine z not gud 4yu

  • Terrie Ferrarri - 2012-12-25 14:36

    you wnt madiba s name to be mentioned with wu? terreblanch,botha? you ppl are stupid,you cn go support whites coz they are nt desgrace to this country.that s wht you cn twk,hate or do what,zuma is the president of this country.we are free becoz of these veterans.amandlaaaa!

  • helen.veitch.58 - 2012-12-25 15:04

    Christmas wishes to our beloved Tata and his family.........may you have a wonderful day

  • Prince Kgwale - 2012-12-25 15:11

    @Ferrarri To be mentioned with ur granny's name maybe but for dis m@ron dude nope! He want to gain respect via Madiba he wont win. He's supa mor@n yes! Mr Ferrarri and i can see there a word idi@t written on your forehead.

      muzi.mbatha.940 - 2012-12-25 15:44

      Yu moron hz bn winning why yu exposing yo stupidity 2014 stl h gwng 2 win shut da fkup

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-26 12:29

      Shandu, how old are you, 8? Do you think you are talking to your Grade 2 buddies on mixit/bbm?

  • stuart.lidstone.1 - 2012-12-25 16:58

    Hmmm, this is the Pres whose advisors told the nation Shaik was at deaths door.... Enough said!

  • rdelen - 2012-12-25 17:48

    Can't believe a word he said!

      Sebe - 2012-12-26 13:11

      go n kill yrself u confused n crazy human

  • Sabelo - 2012-12-25 22:02

    Eish tata we still need u

  • gustav.preller.75 - 2012-12-25 23:13

    I really wonder if Mandela is still alive...

  • zip.reeper - 2012-12-26 05:04

    why no madiba christmas message? the state should race madiba from hospital to hospital so people can once again guess where he is.

  • Terrie Ferrarri - 2012-12-26 10:00


  • mohlaoliwilliam.khambule - 2012-12-26 12:16

    I belive in the President and i believe in the African National Congress.Very few negative people must get Medical aids this year because they will be stressed because the president and the ANC are here to stay.I lke this Party.for sure.

  • mohlaoliwilliam.khambule - 2012-12-26 12:22

    Hi terry,and Muzi it is true the president is here and will be here for long.and to give a short lecture to this racist.maybe DA will rule after 100 years and to win they need back people so they will be having a black President.South African President is black,Americans are lead by a black president what a change.Amandla

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-12-26 12:58

    How can someone LOOKS better in ARGONY???. BS.

  • pages:
  • 1