SA gives thanks for Mandela's health

2013-04-07 13:35
Nelson Mandela. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Beeld)

Nelson Mandela. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Some South Africans have given thanks in Sunday prayers for the improvement in the health of Nelson Mandela, the former president who was discharged from a hospital after treatment for pneumonia.

Members of an outdoor congregation in Johannesburg say 94-year-old Mandela was in their thoughts often during his most recent hospitalisation. The anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate was admitted to a hospital in the South African capital of Pretoria on the night of 27 March and was discharged on Saturday.

Knowledge Modisa, a South African advertising manager, says she and other worshippers have been putting Mandela "first" in their prayers.


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