'Sustained' improvement for Mandela
17 June 2013, 08:16
Johannesburg - Ex-president Nelson Mandela's
condition from the recurring lung infection which has lead to him
spending a ninth day in hospital, continues to improve, doctors say.
Jacob Zuma said Mandela remains in a serious condition, but that over
the last two days, his doctors have said that the improvements in his
health have been sustained.
Zuma said Mandela "continues to engage
with family", according to the prepared text of a speech released by
the President's office.
When Mandela was hospitalised nine days
ago at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, it was his fouth
admission to hospital since December.
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