Nelson Mandela is healing well and is ‘stronger than before’ as he recovers, after nearly three weeks of hospital treatment, his grandson says.
‘The former South African president is healed and is stronger than before’, Mandla Mandela told AFP on Thursday, January 3, 2012.
‘As the family of Mandela we thank… the people of South Africa as a whole who prayed for the old man whilst he was sick’, he added.
Mandela was flown to a Pretoria hospital on December 8 from his rural village home in Qunu, south of the country. He was discharged to his Johannesburg home a day after Christmas to receive ‘home-based high care’ until he makes a full recovery.
Mandela, 94, has been in and out of hospitals since early 2011.