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Jul 28th, 2013
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Cape Town: Anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela has completed 50 days of treatment in hospital for a recurring lung infection, the presidency said. The condition of the 95-year-old Mandela remains critical but stable and he continues to respond to treatment, reporters...
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Jun 27th, 2013
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The condition of former South African leader Nelson Mandela has deteriorated in the last few days, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj has said. The announcement came as President Jacob Zuma cancelled a trip to Mozambique following consultations with Mr Mandela’s doctors. Mr Mandela, 94, South A...
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Dec 26th, 2012
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After spending Christmas in hospital, former South African president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital. The anti-apartheid hero and Nobel Peace laureate was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on December 8 with a lung infection. Since then he has also undergone surgery to remove gallstone...
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Dec 23rd, 2012
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Durban – Former president Nelson Mandela, who is recovering in a Pretoria hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure to remove gallstones and receiving treatment for a chronic lung infection, will probably spend Christmas in a hospital bed. The 94-year-old statesman’s ailing health has seen...
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In South Africa
Dec 7th, 2012
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The 490-page study lays bare the scale of Mr Zuma’s reliance on numerous benefactors – including Nelson Mandela who sent him R1m (£72,000) – in the period when he was deputy president until 2005. Chief among the donors was Schabir Shaik, a Durban businessman who served as his financial adviser ...
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Aug 17th, 2012
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MAPUTO — South African President Jacob Zuma will cut short his visit to Mozambique for a regional summit Friday so he can visit the area where up to 36 striking miners were killed in a clash with police. “Zuma is to cut short his attendance of the… summit in Maputo, Mozambique in order to...
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Apr 15th, 2012
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The wedding of President Jacob Zuma to his fourth wife, Bongi Ngema, will be a private family ceremony in Nkandla this weekend, the Presidency said. The Sunday Times yesterday broke the story of Zuma’s planned nuptials to Ngema, to whom he has been engaged for a number of years. Zuma has a thre...
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Apr 14th, 2012
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Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma is to marry his long-time fiancée, Bongi Ngema, next weekend, the Sunday Times reported in its early edition on Saturday evening. The president’s spokesperson, Mac Maharaj, confirmed to the newspaper that the president would formalise his relationship w...
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Feb 25th, 2012
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Johannesburg – There were no reporters or government officials outside Milpark hospital in Johannesburg on Saturday following the news that former president Nelson Mandela had been admitted to a hospital. The presidency confirmed he had been admitted on Saturday after a “long standing abd...
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Feb 25th, 2012
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Johannesburg – Former South African president Nelson Mandela “is in good spirits and well” after being hospitalised on Saturday with a long-standing abdominal complaint, a report said. “I can assure you that the former president is in good spirits and well,” South Africa...