Statement on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s health

Statement on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s health

Date: 18 April 2016

Issued by Neeran Naidoo, Director of Communications of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the request of the Mandela family

Mrs. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is recovering in hospital in Johannesburg after back surgery for spinal stenosis.

Her first surgery, for compression of the spinal nerve and pain relief took place on 8 March. It was followed by a second procedure on 14 April to assist with her recovery.

The family wishes to express its appreciation of the support they have received. They are grateful for the continuing respect for their privacy.

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Issued by Neeran Naidoo, Director of Communications of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the request of the Mandela family.

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Notes to editor:
1. Please note that the Foundation is assisting the family on this issue only and does not generally represent the family. 

  1. Updates will be provided whenever necessary. 
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