DCSIMG

Nelson Mandela responding to treatment for recurring lung infection

Nelson Mandela has spent two weeks in hospital in Pretoria

Nelson Mandela has spent two weeks in hospital in Pretoria

  • by CLAIRE BAILLIE
 

FORMER president of South Africa Nelson Mandela is suffering from a recurring lung infection but is responding to treatment, say officials.

A statement from spokesman Mac Maharaj said that the 94-year-old is ‘receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment.’

Mr Mandela was admitted to the 1 Military Hospital near Pretoria on Saturday.

The former president was taken to a Johannesburg hospital in January 2011 for what officials initially described as tests but what turned out to be an acute respiratory infection.

Mr Mandela is revered for being a leader of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and for preaching reconciliation when he was released from 27 years imprisonment in 1990.

He served one five-year term as president before retiring from public life.

 
 
 

Back to the top of the page

 

EDINBURGH
FESTIVALS
2014

#WOWFEST

In partnership with

Complete coverage of the festivals. Guides. Reviews. Listings. Offers

Let's Go!

No Thanks