Nelson Mandela’s health is steadily improving, reports CNN.

The former South African president was hospitalized last week for a recurring lung infection.

Mandela, 94, was treated for pneumonia over the weekend and had excess fluid removed from around his lungs, said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.

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In December Mandela was hospitalized and treated for a lung infection and gallstones and was readmitted for a “routine checkup” in early March.

Maharaj reassured that Mandela is currently responding well to treatment.