Mandela's Health Improving: Grandson
Says former president 'looks good'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 15, 2013 10:25 AM CDT
A billboard with a poster of former South African President Nelson Mandela, at the Nelson Mandela museum near his home, in Qunu, South Africa, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Former President Nelson Mandela...   (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

(Newser) – Nelson Mandela is "recovering well" after his hospital admission more than a week ago, says his grandson. The former leader "looked good" to Mandla Mandela, the BBC reports. "It gave us hope that he is going to recover soon," the younger Mandela said at a cousin's funeral, whose attendees prayed for the ex-president, AFP reports. "We would like to assure you of our prayers for the icon, for the father of this nation," said the priest. South African officials have revealed mixed information on Mandela's health, with President Jacob Zuma saying on Thursday that the former leader was improving but his condition "remains serious."

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Jun 15, 2013 2:02 PM CDT
Fooled you again, didn`t he ?
Jun 15, 2013 12:34 PM CDT
It will be a GREAT day when this dirty old black communist terrorist dies!! I have a bottle of the good stuff waiting to be opened on that day. Die already, Mandela, die to dirty dog.
Jun 15, 2013 12:22 PM CDT
"Mandela's Health Improving" 95 yo? That's like saying the water at the bottom of the Marianas Trench is getting "warmer"