Nelson Mandela's condition improving, doctors say

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 1:49pm

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's condition continues to improve and he had a restful day Sunday, the country's presidential office said.

Over the weekend, Mandela was being treated for pneumonia, a government spokesman said Saturday.

Doctors withdrew excess fluid that had accumulated in the space surrounding his lungs as a result of an infection, said Mac Maharaj, a spokesman for President Jacob Zuma.

Mandela, 94, was readmitted last week to an unidentified hospital for treatment for a recurring lung infection.

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