Former South African President Nelson Mandela was "responding better" to treatment in hospital today after a "difficult few days."
South African President Jacob Zuma spoke of his hopes for the recovery of the country's first black leader, Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela remains in hospital for a third day with a lung infection in a "serious but stable" condition, unchanged from Saturday.
Nelson Mandela's eldest grandson, Mandla Mandela, thanked the doctors, politicians and well-wishers from home and abroad who have helped support the family during the former South African president's illness.
Nelson Mandela is incredibly frail; he's nearly 95 and his condition is still serious.
Today his family don't seem hugely panicked, but we do expect visits. His wife Graca Machel left the hospital yesterday and returned this morning with his eldest grandson Mandla.
We are expecting more news later today, but officials are saying he remains "seriously ill but stable".
South Africa's President Zuma made a statement to parliament to update politicians on Nelson Mandela's health. He said he was "happy" the 94-year-old was responding better to treatment after "a difficult few days."
More family members have arrived to visit former President Nelson Mandela, as he spends a fifth day at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection.
Nelson Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, daughter Zenani and grandson Mandla Mandela all arrived at his hospital today.
South Africa's President says he is "happy to report" that Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment. President Zuma says Mandela's progress comes after a "difficult few days".
South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has said Nelson Mandela's condition was "very serious but stabilised."
Mr Zuma added that all of the messages that had been sent to the former president showed the "love" that people felt towards Mr Mandela.
South African President Jacob Zuma has spoken to the country's state broadcaster about the health of Nelson Mandela.
The interview is due to be shown in the next few minutes.