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Nelson Mandela now looks thin and fragile

Recovering: Nelson Mandela was said to be in 'good spirits' but appeared expressionless on camera

Nelson Mandela is ‘in good shape’ and ‘good spirits’, South African
president Jacob Zuma said today.
He spoke as the first footage emerged of the 94-year-old former president
since he left hospital on April 6 after suffering from pneumonia.
He spent 10 days in hospital being treated for the illness, which followed
an earlier hospitalisation in December when he developed a lung infection and
gallstones. See pictures below:

On the mend: The former president is being cared for by a large team of medical experts

Back home: Mandela spent 10 days in hospital earlier this month after coming down with pneumonia

Back home: Mandela spent 10 days in hospital earlier this month after coming down with pneumonia
Motionless: Mandela sat up in an armchair with the aid of a cushion, but appeared not to interact with the people around him

 While with Mandela, Zuma jokes and laughs with two officials of the governing
African National Congress, some Mandela family members and the former
president’s medical team, but Mandela stares straight ahead.
One of his grandsons cries ‘Smile, smile,’ as he takes a picture on his
mobile phone. He attempts a weak smile but, as the flash goes off, he closes
his eyes and purses his lips. He doesn’t look strong at all.
The Nobel Peace laureate was imprisoned for 27 years during the apartheid
era became the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994. God heal Mandela…
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