South Africa: Nelson Mandela in Hospital for a Lung Infection

Johannesburg — The office of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has issued the following update on former President Nelson Mandela, who was flown from his rural home to No. 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria for tests on Saturday:

Doctors have concluded the tests, and these have revealed a recurrence of a previous lung infection, for which Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment.

President Zuma thanks the public for continuous support to former President Mandela and his family at this time.