Madiba making progress - Presidency

Doctors attending to Madiba say he has made progress over the past 24 hours.

The Presidency says the team of doctors looking after Madiba is satisfied with his response to treatment.

PRETORIA - The Presidency on Wednesday released another statement on former president Nelson Mandela's condition.

The 94-year-old former statesman was admitted to Pretoria's 1 Military Hospital on Saturday and has spent the last five days at the facility.

He is receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection.

According to the statement, doctors attending to Madiba say he has made progress over the past 24 hours.

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said, "Doctors are satisfied in the way in which he is receiving treatment."

Outside the hospital, security remained tight.

No family members or dignitaries were seen at the facility on Wednesday.

Mandela is being closely monitored by an experienced team of doctors after a second major lung infection in less than two years.

In January 2011, Mandela was treated at Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital for a respiratory infection.