Nelson Mandela is 'not dying' says family

Nelson Mandela's granddaughters have denied claims on social media sites that the former president of South Africa has been released from hospital so he can die at home.

Zamaswazi Dlamini and Zaziwe Manaway said that the 95-year-old needs regular check ups because of his age and that he was still very active.

Footage courtesy CNN.

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Mandela 'making steady progress'

Nelson Mandela is "making steady progress," after treatment for gallstones and a lung infection, a South African government spokesman has confirmed. The 94-year-old was hospitalised for three weeks in December 2012.