Nelson Mandela is said to be breathing “without difficulty” after he underwent a procedure to clear fluid from his lungs and surrounding area that was caused by pneumonia.
The 94-year-old former South African president has suffered from recurring pneumonia, according to spokesman Mac Maharaj.
Previously, it was reported that it was only a lung infection and not pneumonia.
The procedure has helped Mandela step back onto the road to recovery.
‘This has resulted in him now being able to breathe without difficulty,” said President Jacob Zuma‘s office said in a statement.
“He continues to respond to treatment and is comfortable.”
Mandela’s health had previous been doing well, as this was his longest hospital stay since 1990.
James Gilbert | Elite.