facebook
twitter
search
search

Ex-S. African President Mbeki: Mandela may be sent home soon

July 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 14 (UPI) -- Thabo Mbeki, a former president of South Africa, said he thinks former President Nelson Mandela will soon be sent home to recuperate.

Mbeki, speaking in Johannesburg Saturday at a memorial lecture for former African National Congress President Zaccheus Mahabane, said he knows Mandela's physicians and they are doing an excellent job, Eye Witness News of South Africa reported.

Mandela has been at the Pretoria Heart Hospital for more than a month, undergoing treatment for a chronic lung infection, Eye Witness News reported.

His condition remains critical although he continues to respond to treatment, Eye Witness News said.

Graca Machel, Mandela's wife, said she feels less anxious about Mandela's condition than she did a week ago.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea officials defecting in fear of rising executions
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
Texas police body cam video shows fatal shooting
North Korea seeks help from Iran in battle against drought
Volkswagen assembly robot kills worker