Nelson Mandela 'continuing to improve'
Nelson Mandela's health is continuing to improve but the anti-apartheid hero remains in a serious condition, South Africa's president said today.
Jacob Zuma paid a visit to the 94-year-old in a Pretoria hospital, where the former president has been treated for six days, according to a statement released by the presidency.
"We continue to appeal to people to keep Madiba in their prayers and wish him a speedy recovery," Mr Zuma said, referring to Mr Mandela by his clan name.
Mr Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection, and it is his fourth spell in hospital since December.