Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela's wife Graça
Machel has spoken about her husband's condition, saying he is "sometimes
uncomfortable" but is "fine".
She was speaking at the launch of the Nelson Mandela Sport
& Culture Day 2013 at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on Thursday.
Machel said she was attending the event for several reasons,
but first to say "thank you, thank you, thank you" for the support
for the former president since his hospitalisation on 8 June.
She said that even while lying in hospital, Madiba has given
us yet another gift – for all of us to be united, according to a tweet from
"Madiba is sometimes uncomfortable. Sometimes he is in
pain. But he is fine," she was quoted as saying.