South Africa’s ailing first black President Nelson Mandela is putting up a courageous fight from his “deathbed”, his daughter Makaziwe Mandela says.
She told national broadcaster SABC that the anti-apartheid icon was “still with us, strong, courageous”.
“Even for a lack of a better word… on his deathbed he is teaching us lessons – lessons in patience, in love, lessons of tolerance,” she added.
Mr Mandela, 95, is receiving home-based medical care.
He was discharged from hospital in September after being treated for nearly three months for a recurring lung infection.