MANDELA IS MAKING PROGRESS
By: Zinhle Mngadi
The presidency said that former President Nelson Mandela is responding well to treatment at his home in Houghton after spending three months in a Pretoria hospital suffering from a lung infection.
President Jacob Zuma said yesterday that the world icon remains critical but stable at his home as reported by SAPA.
“I think we feel very good that he could leave hospital which indicates the progress he has made. We acknowledge that he is old and that he is not well, but we are very happy that he has gone home,” said Zuma
Mandela was discharged on Sunday from the MediClinic Hospital in Pretoria where he was receiving treatment for his recurring lung infection. The Presidential Spokesperson Mac Maharaj said that Mandela has a great team of doctors which will be looking after him at his home in Houghton.
“His team of doctors are convinced that he will receive the same level of intensive care at his Houghton home that he received in Pretoria,” said Maharaj.
He also added in a press statement that Mandela’s home had been reconfigured to ensure that he receives the correct care and the same staff that had been taking care of him in hospital, will also be doing the same at his home.