South Africa's ailing former leader Nelson Mandela was in "good spirits" on Tuesday as his family paid a Christmas Day visit to his hospital bed, President Jacob Zuma said.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela in Sandton in June 2010. Ailing Nelson Mandela was Tuesday visited in hospital by his wife Graca Machel and family as he spent Christmas Day on sickbed, said President Jacob Zuma who joined the family.
"He was happy to have visitors on this special day and is looking much better. The doctors are happy with the progress that he is making," said Zuma, who joined Mandela's wife Graca Machel and the family on the visit to his Pretoria hospital.