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Graça speaks about Madiba's health

04 July 2013, 13:07

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 EWN.

"Madiba is sometimes uncomfortable. Sometimes he is in pain. But he is fine," she was quoted as saying.



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