Winnie: Nelson Mandela is 'fine'

2013-10-06 22:28
Nelson Mandela. (SAPA, file)

Nelson Mandela. (SAPA, file)

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Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela, who is receiving treatment at home after spending nearly three months in hospital, is "fine", his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said on Sunday.

"He is fine, the spirits of Africa, his ancestors, our ancestors are keeping him for all of us," Madikizela-Mandela told SABC public broadcaster in South Africa.

Mandela is receiving intensive care for a respiratory illness at his Johannesburg home where he returned after being discharged on 1 September.

He had spent 86 days in a Pretoria hospital.

The 95-year-old's condition was described as critical but stable throughout his stay.

In recent weeks, updates about Mandela's health have appeared more positive, with his grandson saying last month that he was sitting up on his bed, doing "much better" and was not completely bed-ridden.

The frail statesman has faced several health scares in recent years amid lung problems that date back to his 27 years in jail.

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