(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in the hospital and continues to receive treatment, according to a press release issued on Sunday by a spokesman for South Africa’s president.
“Government is satisfied that the doctors are providing the former president with the best medical care possible to enable his recovery and comfort. They have reported a further improvement in his condition,” presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in the statement.
President Jacob Zuma added in the statement, “We also thank all people at home and around the world, who continue to keep Madiba and his family in their thoughts and to show their love and support in various ways. We also thank foreign governments for their messages of support.”
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Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Ian Lee, CNN