Winnie Madikizela-Mandela came to the gates of Mandela's hospital to address crowds, and told them "Tata is sitting up."
"It is true that he is getting better, it is true that he's now sitting on a chair and is able to communicate with the family."
More top news
After sunny skies for many of us through much of the week, all change in the next 24 hours.
X Factor judge Rita Ora was booed for her decision-making during the show's Six Chair Challenge.
Samantha Hayes, 30, and her son Liam were last seen around 5.20pm on Friday afternoon.