Family visits Madiba

Mandela was admitted to hospital nearly two weeks ago and is believed to still be in a serious condition.

Messages of love and support for Nelson Mandela outside Pretoria's Heart Hospital on 17 June 2013. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

PRETORIA - Former president Nelson Mandela continues to receive daily visits from his family at the Pretoria Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection.

Madiba was admitted to the facility nearly two weeks ago and is believed to still be in a serious condition.

President Jacob Zuma announced over the weekend that the 94-year-old former president is recovering.

While the number of reporters set up outside the hospital continues to dwindle, the messages of support adorning the fence near the entrance is growing.

Madiba's daughters and several grandchildren were seen entering the facility on Wednesday morning.

Family, including Madiba's wife Gra├ža Machel and ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, have made daily visits to the hospital.

While an update over the weekend suggests Madiba is responding to treatment, there is no indication at this stage when he will be discharged.

This is Madiba's fourth hospitalisation since December.

World leaders and ordinary South Africans have sent messages wishing him a speedy recovery.

On Monday, Machel thanked all the well-wishers saying the family appreciated the support.