Nelson Mandela has seldom been in pain, says wife
Published on Jul 4, 2013 6:35 PM
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - During a nearly one month battle for his life in hospital, ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela has occasionally been uncomfortable but has seldom been in pain, his wife Graca Machel said on Thursday.
"Now it is about 25 days we have been in hospital," Ms Machel said, giving thanks for the outpouring of well wishes from around the world for the Nobel peace laureate.
“Although Madiba sometimes may be uncomfortable, very few times he is in pain,” she said using Mandela’s clan name.
The former president, who turns 95 later this month, was rushed to hospital on June 8 with a recurring lung infection.
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