The office of South African President Joseph Zuma has released a statement saying former leader Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment in a hospital.
The statement said the 94-year-old Mandela was breathing without difficulty after being treated for pneumonia.
Mandela has been in the hospital since March 27, when he was admitted "due to a recurrence of his lung infection."
The March 30 statement said Mandela was "comfortable."
Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and dpa