Mandela's Health Improving: Grandson

Says former president 'looks good'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2013 10:25 AM CDT
Mandela's Health Improving: Grandson
A billboard with a poster of former South African President Nelson Mandela, at the Nelson Mandela museum near his home, in Qunu, South Africa, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Former President Nelson Mandela began responding better to treatment Wednesday morning for a recurring lung infection following...   (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

(Newser) – Nelson Mandela is "recovering well" after his hospital admission more than a week ago, says his grandson. The former leader "looked good" to Mandla Mandela, the BBC reports. "It gave us hope that he is going to recover soon," the younger Mandela said at a cousin's funeral, whose attendees prayed for the ex-president, AFP reports. "We would like to assure you of our prayers for the icon, for the father of this nation," said the priest. South African officials have revealed mixed information on Mandela's health, with President Jacob Zuma saying on Thursday that the former leader was improving but his condition "remains serious." (Read more Nelson Mandela stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X