Mandela 'relaxed and comfortable'

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pretoria - Former President Nelson Mandela is making good progress in hospital since his admission yesterday, says President Jacob Zuma.

"He is surrounded by his family and is relaxed and comfortable. The doctors are happy with the progress he is making.

"We thank all South Africans for their love and support of Madiba. We also thank all for affording Madiba and his family privacy and dignity," said Zuma.

Mandela underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy yesterday to determine the cause of his longstanding abdominal complaint.

"The doctors have assured us that there is nothing to worry about and that Madiba is in good health", said President Zuma.