Happy birthday Madiba! Nelson Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital

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Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.

Pretoria: The South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who is in a hospital in Pretoria for lung infection, turns 95 today as his countrymen and people all over the world gear up to honour him on his birthday.

South African presidency issued a statement today saying that he was "steadily improving".

"Madiba remains in hospital in Pretoria, but his doctors have confirmed that his health is steadily improving," President Jacob Zuma said.

The UN has named July 18, Mandela’s birthday as Nelson Mandela International Day, to honour the Nobel laureate’s contributions to world peace


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