Mandela improving, had restful day

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Associated Press

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 1 at 12:34 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government says former president Nelson Mandela had a restful day in the hospital today. A statement says he's improving after treatment for a recurrence of pneumonia.

The office of President Jacob Zuma thanked South Africans who prayed for the 94-year-old Mandela at Easter church services this weekend. He also thanked foreign governments for "their messages of support."

Mandela was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on Wednesday. It was his third trip to a hospital since December, when he was treated for a lung infection.

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