Mandela remains in hospital

By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 9th, 2012
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves after attending the memorial service of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela at the St Stithians College Chapel in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, in this June 17, 2010 file photo. Mandela was admitted to hospital on February 25, 2012 for treatment for a “long-standing abdominal complaint”, the government said. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files (SOUTH AFRICA – Tags: POLITICS PROFILE)

President Jacob Zuma has met with South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela, who is in hospital.

A statement from the presidency said that Mr Zuma found Mr Mandela “comfortable and in good care”.

It offered no other details about why Mr Mandela, 94, is receiving medical tests at a Pretoria hospital.

South Africa’s military has been in charge of medical care for the ageing leader since he had a respiratory infection in 2011.

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

He has since retired from public life.

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