Rep. Waters wishes Nelson Mandela a 'speedy recovery'

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He is receiving treatment in a hospital in Pretoria and "responding to the treatment," according to the latest update from South African President Jacob Zuma.
 
Mandela’s anti-apartheid activism, a political milestone of the 20th century, was celebrated last summer by first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaObama Foundation names architects for presidential library Overnight Tech: Facebook's Sandberg comes to Washington | Senate faces new surveillance fight | Warren enters privacy debate Michelle Obama signs up for Snapchat MORE and the Obama daughters during a visit to Mandela’s home.
 
Then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaSocial Security to run dry three years sooner than expected: study Former CIA chief shuts down Trump's calls for waterboarding Clinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' MORE met Mandela in 2005 and sent him a photograph from the meeting, inscribed “To Nelson Mandela — an inspiration to us all.” The photograph reportedly sits on Mandela’s desk.

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