Mandela 'responding positively' to treatment
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Mr Nelson Mandela was responding positively to treatment on Thursday after being readmitted to hospital with a lung infection, the latest health scare for the revered anti-apartheid icon.
President Jacob Zuma sought to reassure South Africans that Mandela was in good hands as doctors reported some progress in his treatment.
"The country must not panic, Madiba is fine," Mr Zuma told the BBC, referring to South Africa's first black president by his clan name.
The 94-year-old was hospitalised just before midnight on Wednesday and is expected to spend a second night in care.