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Mandela's grandson says he is 'recovering very well and looks good'

Mandla Mandela, the grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela, said his grandfather is showing signs of improvement. Mandela is recovering from a lung infection. 

By Melanie Stetson Freeman
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Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is recovering well from a lung infection which has kept him in a serious condition in hospital for a week, his grandson said on Saturday.

The comment by Mandla Mandela was the latest indication that the health of his 94-year-old grandfather, South Africa's first black president, was showing signs of improvement. Mandela has been receiving visits from family members after he was rushed to hospital a week ago with a recurrence of lung problems.

"Madiba is recovering very well and looks good," Mandla Mandela said in Qunu, a village in the Eastern Cape province where Mandela was born and spent his early years.

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