Created: 06/28/2013 2:11 PM KSTP.com By: Jenna Jaynes
The former wife of critically ill Nelson Mandela says he is showing "great improvement" compared to a few days ago.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela gave the update on the former president's health Friday while speaking to media outside Mandela's former home in Soweto.
"I'm not a doctor but I can say that from what he was a few days ago there is great improvement," said Madikizela-Mandela, who is also a member of South Africa's Parliament.
Members of Nelson Mandela's family and South African Cabinet ministers have visited the hospital where the 94-year-old former president is critically ill.
On Thursday, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma said that Mandela's condition was critical but stable.
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