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Mandela in hospital with lung infection

3 years 6 months 3 days ago March 28, 2013 Mar 28, 2013 Thursday, March 28 2013 March 28, 2013 9:12 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela is responding "positively" to treatments after being admitted to a hospital with a lung infection.

The office of President Jacob Zuma says in a statement that the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader went to the hospital just before midnight on Wednesday.

The statement says Mandela is being treated for a "recurrence of his lung infection" and that doctors are ensuring he has the best possible treatment.

Zuma wished Mandela a speedy recovery and he urged South Africans and the world to pray for the former leader and his family. Mandela has become increasingly frail in recent years.

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