Nelson Mandela remained in hospital on Saturday, a week after he was admitted for treatment for a lung infection, a government official said.
According to the presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj Mandela is still in hospital, still comfortable and receiving treatment.
However Maharaj could not comment on rumours that the 94-year-old could be soon
being discharged from Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, a private facility in
the capital Pretoria.
It was not clear when Mandela was moved to the private hospital from the
One Military one, the country's top military healthcare facility where
government officials initially said Mandela was being treated.
The Heart Hospital bills itself as the first and "only hospital of its kind a private, specialised heart hospital."