Daughter Makaziwe Mandela said the 95-year-old anti-apartheid hero is “still with us, strong, courageous”
Nelson Mandela is still putting up a “courageous” fight from his deathbed, his daughter has said.
The former South African president is being treated at home after being discharged from hospital in September following three-month treatment for a recurring lung infection.
Daughter Makaziwe Mandela said the 95-year-old anti-apartheid hero is “still with us, strong, courageous”.
She told national broadcaster SABC: “Even for a lack of a better word… on his deathbed he is teaching us lessons – lessons in patience, in love, lessons of tolerance.
Last month, it emerged that Mr Mandela can no longer speak and uses his face to communicate with doctors after losing his voice.
His ex-wife Winnie said he was still receiving 24 hour round the clock treatment from a team of 22 doctors at his home in a suburb of Johannesburg.
Mr Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, spent 27 years behind bars. Makaziwe told SABC: “Every moment I get with him I’m amazed.
“There are times where I have to pinch myself that I come from this man who is a fighter even though you can see he is struggling, but the fighting spirit is still there with him.”
Source : Mirror