Former President Mandela doing well

26 February 2012

Photo of: President Jacob Zuma
Former President Nelson Mandela had a good night's rest and is making good progress in hospital since his admission yesterday, Saturday 25 February.

"He is surrounded by his family and is relaxed and comfortable. The doctors are happy with the progress he is making. We thank all South Africans for their love and support of Madiba. We also thank all for affording Madiba and his family privacy and dignity," said President Zuma.
President Mandela underwent a diagnostic procedure yesterday to determine the cause of his longstanding abdominal complaint. "The doctors have assured us that there is nothing to worry about and that Madiba is in good health", said President Zuma.
Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203 or Harold Maloka on 082 847 9799.

Issued by: The Presidency

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