Subscribe Register Login

Monday, December 22, 2014, 8:58 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

South Africa: Mandela in good spirits in hospital

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 26, 2012 at 6:39 a.m.

— South Africa’s presidency says former leader Nelson Mandela, who has been in a hospital since Dec. 8, is looking better and in good spirits.

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Wednesday that 94-year-old Mandela’s condition “remains as it was yesterday.”

President Jacob Zuma had joined Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, and other family members in wishing a Merry Christmas to Mandela at his hospital bedside in Pretoria, the South African capital.

Mandela, a leader of the anti-apartheid movement, was diagnosed with a lung infection and also had a procedure to remove gallstones. Officials have said Mandela is improving, but note doctors are taking extraordinary care because of his age.

Comments on: South Africa: Mandela in good spirits in hospital

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • High school teacher

    high school teacher ap mandarin/chinese Available in Little ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Dir. student success

    director of student success servicessouth Arkansas Community...
    EL DORADO, AR

  • Facilities manager

    - Little Rock, ARWinrock International is seeking applicant...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Director of nursing

    Responsible for overseeing all nursing functions within an i...
    CONWAY, AR

  • Special ed teacher

    speech language pathologist Pulaski County Special School di...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 681 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online