Mandela’s memory ‘fading’

Nelson Mandela is doing well but has memory lapses, a close friend said on Monday.

Mandela spent a night in hospital at the weekend for a medical checkup, AFP reported.

The 94-year-old is aware of current political events, but he forgets at times that his fellow anti-apartheid activists are dead, said human rights lawyer George Bizos, who defended Mandela during his 1960s treason trial.

Bizos paid a visit to the Nobel Peace Prize-winner at his Johannesburg home 10 days ago and said Mandela “looked OK.”