Former president Nelson Mandela has made progress during his past 24-hours in hospital, the presidency said on Wednesday.
"Doctors attending to former president Mandela have reported that he has made progress and are satisfied with the way he is responding to treatment," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.
Mandela (94) was flown from his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, on Saturday and hospitalised at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria. The presidency said he was suffering from the recurrence of a previous lung infection and was responding to treatment.
"We continue to request that Mandela and his family be accorded the necessary space and privacy and thank the media and the public for co-operation," Maharaj said.