South African President Jacob Zuma has paid a home visit to Nelson Mandela three weeks after he was released from hospital.
Zuma is expected to run for re-election next year and the can only benefit from being seen as close to the iconic peace activist and former president.
Although Mandela appeared frail, Zuma was encouraged by the visit.
“He is looking very good, he is in good shape. We had some conversation with him, shook hands, he was smiling. As you can see, he’s really up and about and stabilised. We are very happy,” he said.
Mandela, who will be 95 years old in July, was treated for a lung infection in late March. He spent ten days in hospital. It was the third time in five months he has suffered the recurring infection.