South African President Jacob Zuma has visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital today, and received and update on his improved condition. After the visit he said:
"Madiba is stable and we are thankful that he is responding well to treatment and that he is much better. We remain thankful for all the support to the family during this difficult time."
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