March 10, 2014
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela's health has improved, his grandson said Saturday as the 94-year-old spent his eighth day in the hospital recovering from a lung infection.
Mandla Mandela said that when he left his grandfather in Pretoria, before heading to Qunu for a family memorial, "we saw the improvement in his health."
Saturday's update was the first since Thursday, when President Jacob Zuma said that Mandela was continuing to improve but remains in serious condition.
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