'Mandela responding to treatment'

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - There is a glimmer of hope for critically-ill former South African President Nelson Mandela, after the country's presidency said on Wednesday that he is responding to treatment at the hospital, where he has been on admission since 8 June for a recurring lung infection.

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj quoted President Jacob Zuma as making the disclosure after he visited the ailing global icon on Wednesday evening at a Pretoria hospital where he is being treated.

"President Jacob Zuma visited former President Nelson Mandela this evening, 10 July 2013, and found him still critical but stable, and was informed by doctors that he was responding to treatment," the spokesman said in a statement posted on the presidency's official website.

“We are encouraged that Madiba is responding to treatment and urge the public to continue providing support and showering him with love which gives him and the family strength,’’ it quoted President Zuma as saying.

There has been a great concern for the health of the 94-year-old anti-apartheid fighter across the world since his current hospitalization started.
-0- PANA SEG/MA 10July2013

10 july 2013 21:07:06

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