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Mandela's wife says now 'less anxious' about his health

Published on Jul 12, 2013 7:19 PM
 
Former South African President Nelson Mandela (left), helped by his wife Graca Machel, during the launching ceremony of the group known as The Elders, in Johannesburg on July 18, 2007. Mrs Machel said on Friday, July 12, 2013, she is now less anxious about his condition, five weeks into his hospitalisation. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Graca Machel, the wife of ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela, said on Friday she is now less anxious about his condition, five weeks into his hospitalisation.

"He continues to respond positively to treatment. I would say that today I'm less anxious than I was a week ago," she told state-backed SABC television.