South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex of previous President Nelson Mandela, is “in high spirits” in the wake of being admitted to healing center for minor surgery, her representative said on Thursday.
Victor Dlamini said in an announcement that the 81-year-old previous first woman was admitted to healing center on Tuesday for minor surgery on her knee and specialists had chosen to keep her in for the following two weeks as she recoups.
“I visited her at the hospital this afternoon and she was in high spirits,” Dlamini said.
“In our conversation she said that her health problems go back to the time when she was banished to Brandfort by the apartheid government and during this period her knee first gave her trouble.”
Madikizela-Mandela spent several weeks in hospital last year for back surgery.