Mandela is 'fine', getting better in hospital, wife says

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - The wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela has said the 94-year-old icon is "fine" and his health is improving after he was hospitalised more than a week ago for pneumonia, a report said on Friday.

"Madiba is fine, Madiba is getting better and better," said Ms Graca Machel late on Thursday, referring to the 94-year-old's clan name, the private eNCA news channel reported.