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Obama lands in South Africa: AFP

Two cameras in front of messages left for Nelson Mandela oustide the Mediclinic Hear hospital on June 28, 2013
Two cameras in front of messages left for Nelson Mandela oustide the Mediclinic Hear hospital on June 28, 2013 in Pretoria.

US President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Friday to pay homage to his hero Nelson Mandela, who was said to be showing "great improvement" in hospital.

Air Force One touched down at a military base in Pretoria, the second leg of Obama's much awaited African tour.

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