ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is recovering at a Johannesburg hospital after undergoing minor foot surgery at the weekend.
Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday as a result of a pain in her ankle, said ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu yesterday.
“She was checked by doctors and subsequently underwent a minor foot operation, which was successful,” he said, adding that she was recuperating well, but was still under medical observation.
Madikizela-Mandela turns 75 years old in two weeks.
Last week Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale announced that Madikizela-Mandela, as a member of Parliament, would head up a task team that would advise his ministry on the controversial issue of open toilets dotted around the country.
The task team will report back in January 2012 with recommendations relating to policy gaps, legislative short comings and budgetary issues