South Africa: Madiba Continues to Receive Treatment

He has spent a fifth day in hospital - for treatment of a lung infection.Well wishes continue to pour in from around the world. ( Resource: Former South African President Nelson Mandela Recovering

The Presidency has been advised by the doctors that former President Nelson Mandela had a restful day and continues to receive treatment.

Government is satisfied that the doctors are providing the former President with the best medical care possible to enable his recovery and comfort. They have reported a further improvement in his condition.

President Zuma thanks the thousands of South Africans who prayed for Madiba at various Easter church services during the weekend. "We also thank all people at home and around the world, who continue to keep Madiba and his family in their thoughts and to show their love and support in various ways. We also thank foreign governments for their messages of support."

President Zuma also acknowledged a special message from the African Union wishing Madiba well. - The Presidency

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