Messages of support pour in for Madiba

Messages of support is still pouring in for former president Nelson Mandela after he was hospitalised.

Former President Nelson Mandela. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Get well messages are still pouring in for former president Nelson Mandela who was admitted to hospital four days ago.

Mandela was admitted to One Military Hospital in Pretoria for what the Presidency has described as regular tests.

Some Johannesburg residents said they were missing him already.

"Get well soon and we're missing you a lot," said one resident.

Another said,"Tata get well, we're all praying for you and rooting for you."

Meanwhile the Defence Ministry on Monday said it was too soon to tell when former statesman Nelson Mandela will be released from hospital.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula could not confirm how long Madiba would be undergoing tests.

But she said the 94-year-old was doing very well and his family was satisfied with government's handling of the matter.

"We have a team of doctors that are looking after his wellbeing.

Mandela spent Monday night in hospital and has not been discharged since being admitted into the facility four days ago.

After more tests, doctors will decide whether he will be discharged or spend another night in hospital.

On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma also visited the former statesman and urged the country not to panic as Madiba was comfortable.

Meanwhile, locals and tourists flocked to Mandela's Vilakazi Street home in Soweto on Monday to wish him well.

Many locals said they were keeping Madiba in their thoughts and prayers.

Mandela is celebrated all over the world for his contribution to the fight against apartheid.

In January, Madiba was admitted to Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital for a check-up.