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Mandela 'critical but stable'

Nelson Mandela remains in hospital in Pretoria in a critical but stable condition, President Jacob Zuma said. Doctors are working hard to keep the former president comfortable.

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Nelson Mandela's health 'steadily improving'

Nelson Mandela remains in hospital but his health is "steadily improving," the South African presidency said today.

“On behalf of government and all the people of South Africa, we wish Madiba a joyous 95th birthday," said President Zuma in a statement.

"We are proud to call this international icon our own as South Africans and wish him good health."

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