Saturday, June 8, 2013

Nelson Mandela In Hospital With Lung Infection

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to hospital with the recurrence of a lung infection.

The 94-year-old's health deteriorated at about 1.30am local time and he was taken to a hospital in Pretoria, where he is said to be in a "serious, but stable condition".

Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj told Sky News: "Some members of his family have been there with him all the time.

"It is a condition he has had over a long period of time ... and we hope this time it will also be treated successfully."