South Africans Pray For Nelson Mandela As His Condition Improves


Well-wishers have been leaving goodwill messages written on stones... News PhotoArranging,Care,Fan - Enthusiast,Flower Pot,Former,Horizontal,Human Interest,Johannesburg,Message,Nelson Mandela,Politics,Residential Building,South AfricaPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 01: Well-wishers have been leaving goodwill messages written on stones and placed inside planters outside of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela's residence April 1, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela, 94, is recovering from pneumonia in hospital, his third stay in the last four months. Referring to Mandela by clan name, Madiba, President Jacob Zuma said, 'We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts.' Mandela's lungs were damaged when he contracted tuberculosis during his 27 years in the infamous Robben Island prison. Mandela became the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 following the end of apartheid. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)