Reuters is reporting that former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital over the weekend for medical tests. The government maintains that Mandela, 94, was admitted to undergo tests and there is no cause for alarm.
Current South African President Jacob Zuma’s office released the following statement:
“Former President Mandela will receive medical attention from time to time which is consistent with his age,” the statement said.
“President Zuma assures all that Madiba is doing well and there is no cause for alarm,” it added, referring to Mandela by his clan name.
Mr. Mandela has been in and out of the hospital over the past couple of years, most recently in February while suffering from abdominal pain. He has since spent most of his time in his ancestral home in Qunu, a village in the impoverished Eastern Cape province.
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