Nelson Mandela Makes ‘Dramatic’ Progress On Eve Of 95th Birthday, Says Daughter

Source: AP / The Washington Post

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela has made “dramatic progress,” and may be going home “anytime soon,” said his daughter Zindzi on the eve of his 95th birthday.

“I visited him yesterday and he was watching television with headphones,” said Zindzi Mandela in an interview with Britain’s Sky TV. “He gave us a huge smile and raised his hand … He responds with his eyes and his hands.”

Mandela is gaining “energy and strength,” said his daughter. “I should think he will be going home anytime soon.”

The latest description by Zindzi — who is one of Mandela’s daughters by his second wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela — is a significant improvement from court documents filed by the family earlier this month which said he was on life support and near death.

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