Mandela responding to treatment, South Africa's Zuma says
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 00:39
June 12 - Former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela is ''responding better to treatment,'' says President Jacob Zuma. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Winnie Mandela -- the former wife of Nelson Mandela heads into the hospital Wednesday as the anti-apartheid leader and former President spends his fifth day in the hospital.
In an address before Parliament President Jacob Zuma had encouraging news.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT, JACOB ZUMA, SAYING:
"I'm happy to report that Madiba is responding better to treatment from this morning. We are very happy with the progress that he is now making following a difficult few days."
Mandela was admitted to the hospital early Saturday with a recurring lung infection.
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