Mandela's health showing 'sustained improvement': government

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Posted: Jul 22, 2013 8:06 AM
Mandela's health showing 'sustained improvement': government

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is showing "sustained improvement" in hospital although he remains in a critical condition, the government said on Monday.

The government statement said President Jacob Zuma had visited the 95-year-old Mandela in the Pretoria hospital where he has been for the last seven weeks receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection.

(Reporting by Peroshni Govender; Editing by Ed Cropley)