Nelson Mandela is recovering well and in good health, after being admitted to hospital this past Wednesday.
The South African Deputy President, has stated that Nelson Mandela is alive and well, and there are no fears whatsoever over his health.
Kgalema Motlanthe, referring the Mandela’s clan name, told a news conference that; “Madiba is well”.
The former South African President aged 92, was admitted to hospital this past Wednesday, and there had been fears over the icon’s health.
Mandela was treated for an acute respiratory infection, and is now set to be discharged.
There have been several family members seen visiting the hospital, which included his wife Graca Machel.
As scores of photographers, journalists and television crews descended on the Milpark hospital in Johannesburg, police were called to control the traffic and monitor the chaos as news spread of Mandela’s admission.
The iconic figure retired from the public eye in 2004 as he celebrated his 86th birthday.
Mandela made a brief appearance at the World Cup this summer, before the death of a family member resulted in his imminent departure.
When seen in the public eye, Mandela has appeared increasingly frail amid speculation of his deteriorating health.
Mandela suffered from tuberculosis in the 1980’s, and also required an operation on his eyes to repair damage.
In 2001, the former president was also treated for prostate cancer.