Nelson Mandela’s family say the ailing former South African president is recovering well from a lung infection, which had kept him hospitalised for more than a week.
On Saturday June 15, several of Mandela’s relatives visited the 94-year-old at the Pretoria clinic where he was being treated.
Later on Sunday, family members gathered in the village of Qunu for the funeral of Florence Nondela Mandela, a cousin of the former anti-apartheid leader.
Speaking in Qunu, Mandela’s grandson Mandla said: “Before we left Pretoria to come here we saw him. His health looked good.”
The update on Mandela’s health was the first since Thursday June 13, when South African President Jacob Zuma said the statesman’s condition was improving but remained serious.