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Mandela admitted to hospital suffering lung infection


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Mandela admitted to hospital suffering lung infection

Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela is back in hospital due to a recurring lung infection.

The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted on Wednesday night. He is said to have been conscious when he arrived at hospital. A statement described Mandela as receiving “best possible expert medical treatment and comfort”.

A lung infection and an operation to remove gallstones kept Mandela in hospital in Pretoria for three weeks in December, including over the Christmas period.

Mandela lives in Qunu, a small rural village in Eastern Cape province and rarely makes public appearances.

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