Mandela showing 'great improvement', ex-wife Winnie says

JOHANNESBURG Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:39am EDT

1 of 2. Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, waves as she leaves the hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria June 20, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is showing a "great improvement" in his health compared to a few days ago, his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, said on Friday.

"I'm not a doctor but I can say that from what he was a few days ago there is great improvement," she told reporters outside Mandela's former home in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.

(Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)