Mandela’s health improving, says Winnie

File photo of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Picture: AP
File photo of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Picture: AP
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FORMER South African President Nelson Mandela is showing a “great improvement” in his health compared to a few days ago, his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, last night said.

“I’m not a doctor but I can say that from what he was a few days ago there is great improvement. But clinically he is still 
unwell,” she told reporters outside Mr Mandela’s former home in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.

The anti-apartheid leader was taken to the hospital in Pretoria on June 8 to be treated for a recurring lung infection.

Meanwhile US President Barack Obama this week described Mr Mandela as a “hero for the world”, whose “legacy will linger on through the ages”, explaining that he was a “personal hero” who had inspired his own activism as a student.