Nelson Mandela: South African president Jacob Zuma says anti-apartheid hero is "in good spirits" after two weeks in hospital

Nelson Mandela is 'in good spirits' after two weeks in hospital, says South African president Jacob Zuma Former South African leader is 'looking much better' said President Zuma Mr Mandela had surgery to remove gallstones on December 15 Doctors are happy with Mr Mandela's progress but no date given for release | UPDATED: 11:23 GMT, 25 December 2012 Nelson Mandela is in good spirits and looking much better after more than two weeks in hospital, South Africa President Jacob Zuma said today. Zuma, who visited Mandela on Christmas Day, said in a statement that doctors were happy with the progress the anti-apartheid hero was making. 'We found him in good spirits

Nelson Mandela to spend Christmas in hospital: Ailing apartheid hero still recovering from operation

Nelson Mandela to spend Christmas in hospital: Ailing apartheid hero still recovering from operationFormer South African leader's is to stay in hospital for Christmas DayMr Mandela is said to be improving and responding to treatmentPresident Zuma has said the whole country is behind Mr Mandela | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 24 December 2012 Former South Africa leader Nelson Mandela will spend Christmas Day in hospital as he continues to recover from his operation. Mr Mandela's doctors confirmed the news today, the presidency has said in a statement. The anti-apartheid figure was admitted on December 8 to a hospital in Pretoria, the South African capital

Nelson Mandela"s health problems are "serious" but "he is improving", says South African president

Nelson Mandela's health problems are 'serious' but 'he is improving', says South African presidentJacob Zuma described Mr Mandela as an 'unparalleled fighter' 94-year-old had previously been admitted to hospital with lung infection Doctors say the former South African president will be kept in hospital | UPDATED: 10:25 GMT, 21 December 2012 Nelson Mandela's condition was serious when he was admitted to hospital 13 days ago, but the 94-year-old's health is improving, President Jacob Zuma has said. The South African president, told members of the ruling African National Congress at the close of a party conference: 'His condition was serious but he is responding well to treatment and has steadily improved over the last few days.' Mr Mandela was airlifted on December 8 from his rural village in the south of the country to a hospital in Pretoria for a series of tests

Jacob Zuma: South African president expected to spend another five years in charge after being re-elected

Zuma's reign is extended: South African president expected to spend another five years in charge after being re-elected as his party's leaderSouth African president re-elected as leader of African National CongressJacob Zuma defeated Kgalema Motlanthe by 2,983 votes to 991Tycoon Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as his party's No.2 | UPDATED: 00:32 GMT, 19 December 2012 Jacob Zuma is expected to spend at least another five years as President of South Africa after he was re-elected leader of his party yesterday. Zuma – who has been married six times and is estimated to have 20 children – defeated Kgalema Motlanthe, his only challenger for the leadership of the African National Congress, by 2,983 votes to 991. Other parties lack the support enjoyed in the post-apartheid era by the ANC, whose members dominate the National Assembly that elects the nation’s president for a five-year term