Madiba's health is improving - Presidency

President Jacob Zuma unveiled a Mandela statue in Mangaung as the statesman remains in hospital.

It has been 6 days since former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tswhane, Pretoria.

THABA TSHWANE - It was another quiet day on Thursday at the 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria where Nelson Mandela received treatment for a recurring lung infection.

The 94-year-old former president was admitted to the facility on Saturday.

Earlier, Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said Madiba's health continued to improve and that he was making progress.

The blue lights cars that were seen as Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula arrived at the hospital on Monday have not been seen in the past few days.

No official visits for the former president were revealed on Thursday as yet.

While it is understood Mandela's family has been visiting, the media has not spotted any of his relatives at the hospital.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma has wished former president Nelson Mandela a speedy recovery.

Zuma addressed a crowd in Bloemfontein, hours before the unveiling of a statue of Madiba in Mangaung.

The President also said the thoughts of the nation were with the statesman.