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Family: Mandela’s health improving

on June 16, 2013 2:10 AM

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.”

“The old man is not only ours, but he is for the people of South Africa, Africa, and the whole world,” he said. “We would like to say, even tomorrow, these prayers are the ones that will make him strong, so that he can feel better and rise from that hospital bed.”

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