Mandela remains in South African hospital

Associated Press
Balloons, hand-prints and get well messages left by children from the "Ring-Ting" kindergarten lie outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Friday, June 14, 2013. Nelson Mandela's health is improving but the 94-year-old beloved anti-apartheid hero remains in serious condition, South Africa's president said Thursday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Relatives of Nelson Mandela have visited the former South African president in a hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection.

Zenani Dlamini, one of Mandela's daughters, was among those visiting the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader on Saturday, his eighth day in a Pretoria hospital.

President Jacob Zuma said Thursday that Mandela was continuing to improve but remains in serious condition.

Mandela spent 27 years in prison during white racist rule. He was freed in 1990 and became South Africa's first black president in elections in 1994.

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