Mandela's health improving: Zuma

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 07:08 hrs

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who is undergoing treatment for a lung infection, is improving, said South African President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma, accompanied by ANC Treasurer-General Dr Zweli Mkhize, visited former South African President Mandela in hospital in Pretoria on Thursday evening.

"Madiba´s health continues to improve but his condition remains serious. We continue to appeal to people to keep Madiba in their prayers and wish him a speedy recovery," said Zuma.

Mandela was admitted to the hospital on June 8 with a recurrence of lung infection.

Earlier, the 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was hospitalized on Mar 27 for pneumonia and a recurring lung infection.

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