Saturday 8 December 2012

Former South African President Nelson Mandela Hospitalized For Treatment Of an undisclosed Condition.

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela is currently in hospital but the public have been assured there is 'no cause for alarm' over the 94-year-old icon's health.  
A statement issued by a spokesman for the current President Jacob Zuma said that Mandela was doing well and was receiving medical care 'which is consistent for his age'.
No other details were given on the health of the former leader who has not made a public appearance in two years.

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela, pictured in August 2010, has been admitted to military hospital for tests but the public have been assured there is no cause for alarm

Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison for fighting racist white rule, became South Africa's first black president in 1994 and served one five-year term. 

He later retired from public life to live in his village of Qunu, and last made a public appearance when his country hosted the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament. 

'We wish Madiba all the best,' President Zuma said in a statement, using Mr Mandela's clan name. 
'The medical team is assured of our support as they look after and ensure the comfort of our beloved founding president of a free and democratic South Africa.'

In February, this year, Mr Mandela spent a night in a hospital for a minor diagnostic surgery to determine the cause of an abdominal complaint.
At the time, officials insisted the operation for a long-standing abdominal complaint was planned - and did not reveal there was anything seriously wrong.

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