Mandela back in hospital in ‘serious but stable’ condition

June 8, 2013 6:25 am
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Former South African president Nelson Mandela/AFP
Former South African president Nelson Mandela/AFP

, JOHANNESBURG, June 2013 – Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 94, was readmitted to hospital on Saturday with a renewed lung infection and is in “serious but stable” condition, the presidency said.

“This morning at about 1:30 am (2330 GMT Friday) his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to a Pretoria hospital. He remains in a serious but stable condition,” President Jacob Zuma’s office said in a statement.

It marks the second hospitalisation for the ailing anti-apartheid hero in two months. On April 6 he was released from hospital after being treated for pneumonia during a 10-day stay.

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