Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Madiba Is 'Doing Well'

The South African icon is reportedly responding to treatment well.

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Nelson Mandela is doing better, according to South African President Jacob Zuma, reports BBC News. Mandela, 94, re-entered a hospital for the third time in four months earlier this week for a lung infection.

It said Mr Mandela had developed a pleural effusion - excess fluid in the lungs which had been drained to enable him to breathe more easily.

There are no details yet on how long he will remain in hospital ...

On Friday, Mr Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, told public broadcaster SABC that he was "doing well".

"He's responding very well to treatment," said Ms Madikizela-Mandela at a church service in Soweto.

Read more at BBC News.

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